SEASON IDIOMS – EGGS, EGGS and more EGGS

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Every season is a good occasion to develop your vocabulary.
This season brings EGGS to mind.
So let us have a look at some egg idioms and expressions.

This nice collection was selected by me and edited on the basis of information found in https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/, a valuable source of English vocabulary.

 

sure as eggs (is eggs)

Something that is definitely going to happen.
Example: Of course, I'll be there, sure as eggs is eggs!

 

chicken and egg situation

A situation in which it is unknown what happened, or what needs to happen, first.
Example: You need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience. It's a chicken and egg situation.

 

good egg

Someone who is known to be trustworthy and kind.
Example: He a good egg. He always makes time to help others in need.

 

 

tough egg (to crack)

A person, thing, situation, or problem that is particularly difficult to understand, solve, or deal with.
Example:
Figuring out a solution to this problem is definitely a tough egg to crack.
The spy we captured is a tough egg; he hasn't said a thing since we began the interrogation.

 

put all (one's) eggs in one basket

To invest, devote, or commit all of one's energy or resources into a single venture, opportunity, or goal at the risk of losing everything in the event that that thing fails.
Example:
She has all her eggs in one basket with this merger deal. If it doesn't work out, I doubt her company can survive.
I applied to several colleges, so I wasn't putting all my eggs in one basket.

 

 

rotten egg or bad egg

A bad or despised person; an evil influence.
Example:
That guy is a real rotten egg.
She sure has turned out to be a rotten egg.

 

Go fry an egg!

Go away and stop bothering me!
Example:
Go away and stop bothering me. Go fry an egg!
Get out of my way! Go fry an egg!

 

walk on eggs

(like walk on thin ice) To proceed very cautiously; to be in a very risky position.
Example:
I have to remember that I'm walking on eggs when I give this speech.
Careful with radical ideas like that. You're walking on eggs.

 

(have) egg on (one's) face

The embarrassment that results from a failure or faux pas. 
Example:
The boss found out that messed up the report, and now I have egg on my face.
She was left with egg on her face after forgetting the words to the song during her audition.

 

don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs

An older person is wiser and more experienced and worldly than a young person may think—thus, the older person does not need to be taught.
Example: I may be 70, but I've been using a computer since before you were born! Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs, sonny!

 

kill the goose that lays the golden eggs

To ruin or destroy something that brings one wealth.
Example: Firing the programmer who created your most successful app is like killing the goose that lays the golden egg.

Source
https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/

 

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