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Sour Grapes : Phrases


An implausible excuse for not achieving a goal; to be a little bitter about someone else's success.



This phrase comes from one of Aesop's fables in which a fox, having unsuccessfully tried to get at some grapes in a vineyard, went off saying They're as sour as crabs, anyway! Crabs is likely to refer to crab apples.

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