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Eat humble pie
To be humbled, to admit one`s error and apologize
Eat one`s words
To take back something that one has said, to admit that something is not true
Make (someone) eat crow
To cause someone to admit an error or retract a statement
Throw in the towel/sponge
To quit, to admit defeat, to stop fighting (in a boxing match a towel is thrown into the ring to admit defeat)
To admit that you are mistaken or defeated
Throw up one`s hands (in despair/frustration)
To stop trying, to admit that one cannot succeed
In one's heart of hearts
To know that something is true even though you may not want to admit it or believe it
I admit to wasting my life messing around with fast cars and motorcycles.
Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.
B. R. Ambedkar
Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
Mary Roberts Rinehart
I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
To fess up
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