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Idioms about Eggs

Posted by thecrazyteacher on aprile 3, 2015

(Thanks to english.lingolia.com)

Idiom

Explanation

Example

have egg on your face

look silly

Are you sure about this? I don’t want to say the wrong thing and have egg on my face in front of the whole class.

put all your eggs in one basket

risk everything (money, effort, time) on one thing

You should apply to more than one college. You don’t want to put your eggs in one basket. What if you don’t get accepted?

teach your grandmother to suck eggs

teach somebody something that they already know

I don’t know why explaining natural selection to me. I got an A+ on that assignment. It’s like teaching your grandmother to suck eggs.

walk on eggshells

be extremely cautious not to upset somebody

My sister-in-law is very sensitive and the whole family has to walk on eggshells around her.

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