humble Idioms & Phrases
noun prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled
live-and-die; touch-me-not; sensitive plant; action plant; Mimosa pudica; shame plant.
(Bot.), a species of sensitive plant, of the genus Mimosa( M. sensitiva).
To eat humble pie
- to endure mortification; to submit or apologize abjectly; to yield passively to insult or humilitation; a phrase derived from a pie made of the entrails or humbles of a deer, which was formerly served to servants and retainers at a hunting feast. See
Humbles. Halliwell. Thackeray.
Your humble servant, ∨ Your obedient servant
- phrases of civility often used in closing a letter.