The grapes are sour.

Submitted by Ramesh Mehta on Thu, 08/11/2018 - 11:44

Idiomatic translations of "The grapes are sour."

الي ما يطول العنب، حامضًا عنه يقول
The person who can't reach the grapes, says they are sour
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Meanings of "The grapes are sour."


Alludes to one of Aesop's fables, in which a fox jumps and jumps to reach grapes in a tree, but he can't reach that high. When he finally gives up, he says, "The grapes were probably sour anyway."

To say "The grapes are sour" is to pretend you don't want something after you've failed to get it.

Explained by ssleon64 on Sun, 11/11/2018 - 04:23
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