Sour grapes

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Sour grapes may refer to:


  • Pretending that one doesn't want something, because one does not or cannot have it, as originated in "The Fox and the Grapes," one of Aesop's Fables



  • Sour Grapes (poetry collection), a book of poems by William Carlos Williams
  • Sour Grapes: Studies in the Subversion of Rationality (Cambridge, 1983), a book by Jon Elster describing the phenomenon of adaptive preference formation


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