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    crow bones on the plate

    Hello, can you explain the following expression about the crow bones on the table, please?

    "Search Google for 'politician resigns', and you'll find a parade of ignomity.Now search Google for 'CEO apologizes' and you'll find a pile of crow bones on the plate with Toyota, BP, Citigroup, Chrysler and even NPR on the table. " source: Public Parts by Jeff Jarvis

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    Re: crow bones on the plate

    Start by Googling the phrase "Eating Crow", and I think you'll begin to understand.

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    Re: crow bones on the plate

    If you eat crow, you have to admit that you were wrong about something.

    Ah, that explains why I was unfamiliar with the expression.

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    Re: crow bones on the plate

    Thank you all, it is pretty clear now

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