ottaa hatun kauniiseen käteen

English translation: to eat humble pie

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Finnish term or phrase:ottaa hatun kauniiseen käteen
English translation:to eat humble pie
Entered by: Desmond O'Rourke

03:11 Jan 14, 2010
Finnish to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Computers (general)
Finnish term or phrase: ottaa hatun kauniiseen käteen
Is there a corresponding idiom in English for this phrase? It concerns a new computer operating system just launched. Guess which?
The sentence is: Yhtiö X on ottanut hatun kauniiseen käteen ja kuunnellut tarkasti käyttäjäpalautteita.
"Cap in hand" does not seem to convey what is meant!
Desmond O'Rourke
United States
Local time: 21:42
to eat humble pie
Explanation:
Try composing it around this :to eat humble pie: idiom
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Erkki Pekkinen
Finland
Local time: 04:42
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4 +2to eat humble pie
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to eat humble pie


Explanation:
Try composing it around this :to eat humble pie: idiom

Example sentence(s):
  • To eat humble pie, in common usage, is to apologize and face humiliation for a serious error.

    Reference: http://www.google.fi/#hl=fi&source=hp&q=humble+pie&btnG=Goog...
Erkki Pekkinen
Finland
Local time: 04:42
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FinnishFinnish
PRO pts in category: 4
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agree  Arja Whiteside (X): and as urbom said :eating (boiled crow) or eating (one's words)
2 hrs

agree  urbom: also "eat crow" in US English.
5 hrs
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