The British Idiom – Sour grapes
Definition of Sour grapes
Sour grapes is when we tell ourselves we no longer want something once we discovered that we can never actually have it.
Examples of Usage of Sour grapes
Of course you wouldn’t want a holiday for six weeks in the Caribbean like your boss. Right! A case of sour grapes, perhaps? It’s not just sour grapes. Winning all that money can cause a lot of problems and resentment. I’m glad, in a way, that I was the only one in the office who wasn’t in the lottery fund.
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