Have your pie and eat it too . . . humble pie that is. Eating humble pie is to be forced to admit youare wrong, especially in a humiliating situation. It’s not a particularly pleasant thing formost of us.
The pie . . . such as it was . . . began as umble pie. The umbles being what we, today, would referto as offal . . . heart, liver and entrails. Who would make a pie out of the scraps? Those who had naught and relied on thegoodness of their masters. . . a person who was had no choice but to humblehimself before his betters The servantsof a manor were forced to eat the umbles, often served in a pie, while the lordate the meat.