- First appeared in the 1870s in America in the form eat boiled crow. Unknown origin - but probably because the meat of the crow is very unappetizing. (Wiktionary)
“Within a week their precious Son of Heaven was going to be brought face to face with the Big Barbarian, who'd make him eat crow and like it; the despised Red-headed soldiers would march the sacred streets of the Forbidden City, and get drunk, and piss against his temple walls, and accost his women, and kick his mandarins 'backsides if they didn't stir themselves.”
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