Idioms related to eggs

Do you like eggs... and egg idioms? Here are some yummy egg idioms for your enjoyment:

  1. If you egg somebody on, you encourage them to do something that might be unwise or bad.

  2. Someone is ‘walking on eggs / eggshells’ if they are being very careful not to offend someone else or do anything wrong.

  3. If you are in ‘a chicken and egg situation’, it is impossible to determine which of two things existed first and which caused the other one.

  4. I ‘have egg on my face’! I look stupid because of something that I have done!

  5. If someone ‘can’t boil an egg’, they are unable to cook even the simplest meal.

  6. A bad egg’ is person that is dishonest or behaving in a bad way.

  7. To ‘kill the goose that lays the golden egg’ means to destroy something that makes a lot of money for you.

  8. You don’t want to ‘put all your eggs in one basket’, because that means you depend for your success on a single person or plan of action!

  9. You don’t want to ‘over-egg the pudding’ either, because that means to spoil something by trying too hard to improve it.

  10. A ‘curate’s egg’ is something that is partly good but mainly bad.

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