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 Sour Grapes.South-Sea Scheme or Bubble. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sour Grapeism.
 
An assumed contempt or indifference to the unattainable. (See above.)   1
        “There, economy was always ‘elegant,’ and money-spending always ‘vulgar’ and ostentatious—a sort of sour grapeisni, which made us very peaceful and satisfied.”—Mrs. Gaskell: Cranford, chap. i.
 


 Sour Grapes.South-Sea Scheme or Bubble. 

 
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