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    On the humble

    What does "on the humble" really mean?
    I've always thought it meant "to be honest/forthright", "honestly/frankly speaking" or something, but I'm not really sure.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: On the humble

    Well, it's new to me, but if I had to guess, I'd say it's short for On the humble-side of things, meaning: not proud or haughty : not arrogant or assertive; reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission.


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    Re: On the humble

    Yeah well I don't think it's a short for "on the humble-side of things". I first heard it in the movie "Brown Sugar", the main character conversated with a rapper (Mos Def) and said something like this: On the humble, I really need your help!

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    Re: On the humble

    Quote Originally Posted by Blabbermouth
    .. . . in the movie "Brown Sugar", the main character conversated with a rapper (Mos Def) and said something like this: On the humble, I really need your help!
    Gee, this meaning seems to work, reflecting, expressing, or offered in a spirit of deference or submission

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