American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pie formerly made from the edible organs of a deer or hog.
- idiom. eat humble pie To be forced to apologize abjectly or admit one's faults in humiliating circumstances.
- The expression derives from umble pie, the original name of the offal meat pie, considered inferior food. In medieval times the pie was often served to lower-class people. Although "umbles" and the modern word "humble" are etymologically unrelated, each word has appeared both with and without the initial "h" after the Middle Ages until the 19th century. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration (influenced by humble) of obsolete umble pie : Middle English umbles, edible animal organs (variant of numbles, from Norman French nombles, from Old French, loin of veal, probably from alteration of Latin lumbulus, diminutive of lumbus, loin) + pie1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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Things that sound edible but are not (usually). See Liberty's To Eat, or Not to Eat? for more diet food.
just the next words that come along
put a sock in it, you poltroon of a..., bob's your uncle, a wink's as good ..., clever trousers, que sera sera, he said she said, hot and bothered, filth flarn filth, fannie's your aunt, like fun you are, like a colt you are and 25 more...
Edible organ meats and leftover parts.
Not that there is actually any food involved.
mind you in this instance 'awesome' is really more of an 'interesting' that in application is actually more a 'noteworthy' superseded of course by 'vaguely'.
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