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Egg Idioms

gkisseberth

Colombia

Easter is past, but here are some English "egg" idioms

 

Egg on your face
If someone has egg on their face, they are made to look foolish or embarrassed.

 


All your eggs in one basket
If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything at once, instead of trying to spread the risk. (This is often used as a negative imperative- 'Don't put all your eggs in one basket'. 'Have your eggs in one basket' is also used.)

 


Walk on eggshells
If you have to walk on eggshells when with someone, you have to be very careful because they get angry or offended very easily.('Walk on eggs' is also used.) 

 


Teach your grandmother to suck eggs
When people say 'don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs', they mean that people shouldn't try to teach someone who has experience or is an expert in that area.

 


Which came first the chicken or the egg?
This idiomatic expression is used when it is not clear who or what caused something.

 

 

12:10 AM Mar 25 2008 |

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Leia_14

Leia_14

Philippines

YOU CAN”T MAKE AN OMELETTE WITHOUT BREAKING THE EGG
you cannot do something without causing some problems or having some effects
GOOD EGG – a good person

04:56 AM Mar 25 2008 |

gkisseberth

Colombia

egg-celent additions, Leia   :)

09:53 AM Mar 25 2008 |

pablillo

pablillo

Colombia

that was great how to use an eggo out ogf the oven

01:57 AM Mar 28 2008 |

pablillo

pablillo

Colombia

thats great how to use an egg out of the oven

01:58 AM Mar 28 2008 |