Meaning: being proven wrong after taking a strong stand
Example: No that my brother has proved that I was wrong I will have to eat crow. Read on
as the crow flies
Meaning: in a straight line
Example: The nearest hotel is about 24 kilometers away as the crow flies. Read on
Meaning: to wipe the past out and begin afresh
Example: The criminal has completed his sentence and has come out as a clean slate. Read on
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