In an old fable by Aesop, a hungry fox noticed a bunch of juicy grapes hanging from a vine. After several failed attempts to reach the grapes, the fox gave up and insisted that he didn't want them anyway because they were probably sour.

Nowadays when somebody expresses sour grapes, it means that they put down something simply because they can't have it.

The phrase is often used incorrectly as another way to express bitterness or resentment.
"Winning a million dollars would just be a big hassle anyway."
додав Deej 12 Жовтень 2004
Something you say when someone pretends not to be jealous.
A boy fancied a girl,but another boy took her.He pretended not to care,but his friends said 'sour grapes'.
додав SomeoneNew 15 Травень 2011
this phrase is derived from the fable by an acient guy called aesop

the story is that a fox sees some grapes high up0n a tree, he tries to get them,but after many failed attempts,the fox walks aways and says "they are probably sour anyway"

when somebody says "thats sour grapes" they are talkign about somebody desiring something,but unable to have it,so they pretend like they dont want it.when infact they do!
guy1 (who is blonde) : wow that girl is fit
guy2: dude she h8s blonde guys!
guy1: oh i dont care she is probably a dyke anyway
додав ps7 15 Серпень 2005
In the old fable by Aesop, a hungry fox noticed a bunch of juicy grapes hanging from a vine. After several failed attempts to reach the grapes, the fox gave up and insisted that he didn't want them anyway because they were probably sour.

Making several attempts to get a girl you want, getting rejected by that girl, then you realizing somewhere down the line that you dont want her because shes probably sour
"I wanted her cherry, I got sour grapes" -Milo Aukerman
додав buttfuckatude 9 Січень 2012
One who is angry or upset. Sour attitude.
If you were a grape and I put you in my mouth, I would spit you out because you were a sour grape.
додав Connor Kirwan 27 Травень 2008
Bad tasting hemorrhoids; presumably discovered during anilingus.
She was so sexy until I got a tongue full of sour grapes.
додав RockyPeon84 7 Грудень 2012
adj. when loosing in the Olympic Gymnastic event then calling the opposing side of Cheating or Cospiracy
Person1: uh oh Liukin got silver again those Chinese probably cheated
Person2: Shut up with your sour grapes comment.
додав PhelpPhelp 19 Серпень 2008

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