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Expressions Sessions – Idioms with eggs

Expressions with the word egg.

  • to egg someone on – to urge someone to do something, especially if it’s negative.
    • Stop egging him on. He doesn’t have to jump if he doesn’t want to.
  • to be a good egg – a good and reliable person.
    • She always has her homework done. She’s a good egg.
  • to be a bad egg – a person who does bad things
    • He’s such a bad egg. He’s always lying and hurting people.
  • egg on your face – to feel embarrassed because of something silly you did
    • The government really ended up with egg on its face due to this latest scandal.
  • to put all eggs in one basket – to put all your success in one person, action or plan in a risky way.
    • I don’t like to put all my eggs in one basket so I diversify my stock options.
  • to walk on eggshells – to be very careful not to offend or hurt someone.
    • I’m always walking on eggshells with him because he upsets easily.
  • to have a nest egg – some money saved to spend on a certain occasion.
    • We have a nest egg saved up to travel to Mexico next year.

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