plead guilty

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.
See: repent
References in classic literature ?
As you well remarked this very morning, 'There are some chaps who are no good for anything but books'; I plead guilty to being such a chap, and will not inflict myself on you."
On the boat going back, when the man calls "Who wants the good- looking waiter?" Tobin tried to plead guilty, feeling the desire to blow the foam off a crock of suds, but when he felt in his pocket he found himself discharged for lack of evidence.
'To the first charge, Alfred, I plead guilty. But to the second, oh no, no!'