Student or Learner
Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?
“If I knew as little of life as that, I’d eat my hat and swallow the bucket whole.” said the clerical gentleman. (Dicken’s “Pickwick Papers”)
If you’ve let your business go to old billy-o and you are leaving your wife and family, it’s for a woman or I’ll eat my hat..
Eat it then..
I’ll eat my hat = I take bets
Thank you for your efforts.
BTW, I think the clerical gentleman offered to eat his hat and swallow the buckle whole.