sour grapes


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Words related to sour grapes

disparagement of something that is unattainable

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It sounds like sour grapes but I saw my players getting kicked left, right and centre.
There's no sour grapes, they're a good side and they're top of the league on merit.
His comments of "sour grapes" do not hold any relevance, I have no sour grapes.
There's obviously a bigger bunch of sour grapes this side of the Channel - and that bigger bunch of sour grapes lives in Yardley Wood.
He has harsh words for Cowell, and it may be that they are construed as a case of sour grapes.
Hamilton, who had a notable falling out with Alonso at McLaren in 2007, agreed when asked by reporters whether he felt it was just sour grapes.
But the threats triggered a furious response from the Phoenix Four, whose spokesman said: "Our experience of Mr Hemming is that he is all hot air, coupled with sour grapes because his part in the rescue of MG Rover was terminated by BMW's unwillingness to deal with him.
Clearly it's sour grapes because she lost the nomination for the ward.
But saying it after the event just sounds like sour grapes.
As it is now, Parks can't say boo about the Los Angeles Police Department without the specter of sour grapes hanging over him.
Is the policy spawned from sour grapes for what Castro denies us?
Under the headline "Bartolucci offers history lesson to Tories and NDP," he accuses the parties of making wine from sour grapes.
Tell your boss what's going on and risk being accused of sour grapes over your coworker's success.
Their set of six penstemon ranges from the pure white Snowstorm through the delicate bicolour of Appleblossom to the purple Raven and scarlet Garnet, and includes Sour Grapes and Heavenly Blue.
It shouldn't sound like sour grapes, because at Allegheny we're very pleased with our national profile.