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Sayings, and Quotes

 

To have "egg on your face" 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is a very old saying.
What does it mean?  It means to be embarrassed because
you were caught doing or saying something in which you have no excuse or alibi to get your way out of it or blame it on someone else.  In other words, Yup, you did it!

 

 

"To Lay An Egg" is 

 

 

 

 

 

 

also an expression meaning to do something that had a result of either being a total embarrassment to you or did not turn out how you meant it to be for someone else.

 

 

 "To put all your eggs in one basket" 

 

 

 

means to rely totally on one person or situation as your security.

 

 

To be a "good egg" is

 

 

 to be a nice person.

 

 

To have a big "goose egg" means

 

 

 to have zero in your score or have a situation have absolutely no outcome.

 

To have a "nest egg" for retirement years means

 

 

 to have some money in your savings or a 401K plan.

 

 

To "walk on egg shells" means 

 

 

that you are having to deal with someone or a situation in a sensitive manner.

 

 

And in the old days to be an "egghead" mean 

 

 

to be brainy or intellectual. 
 Today they just call that person a geek or nerd.

 

To want "egg in your beer" means 

 

 

to feel that you are entitled to some special treatment or advantage.

 

 

To have "scrambled eggs for brains" means

 

 

to be a scatterbrain, can't think straight or organize.


.To be a "hardboiled egg" means

 

to be stubborn.

 

 

To be a "rotten egg" means 

 

 

you are disliked by a group because of some bad action you have done (i.e. lying, cheating, stealing)

 

 "A Curate's Egg" means 

 

 

that something is bad; but, to be polite, you say that it's not bad. Or, if you're too afraid to be truthful of it's badness, you just say it's OK.

 

To "egg someone on" means 

 

 

that you keep pestering them, or emotionally pushing them to do something. In some cases it also means to keep annoying someone in some way until they get mad. So, it can be a from of encouragement, teasing or actually annoying someone.

 

 

Egg Quotes

There aren't exactly (or is that egg-actly?) too many quotes about eggs. But here are some we found in a book of quotes.

 

"A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg."
Samuel Butler

“An egg today is better than a hen tomorrow.”
Benjamin Franklin

"All the goodness of a good egg cannot make up for the badness of a bad one."
Charles A. Dana

"There is always a best way of doing everything if it be to boil an egg."
Ralph Emerson

""It is very hard to shave an egg."
George Herbers

Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.”
Russian Proverb

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”
Bernard Meltzer

"Omelets are not made without breaking eggs."
Robespierre

“You CAN make an omelet without breaking eggs. It’s just a really bad omelet.”
Steven Colbert

“This recipe is certainly silly. It says to separate the eggs, but it doesn’t say how far to separate them.”
Gracie Allen

"Put all your eggs in one basket, and ---watch the basket."
Mark Twain

Although I can not lay an egg, I am a very good judge of omelets.”
George Bernard Shaw

“An egg is always an adventure; the next one may be different.”
Oscar Wilde

“I’ve decided life is too fragile to finish a book I dislike just because it cost $16.95 and everyone else loved it. Or eat a fried egg with a broken yolk (which I hate) when the dog would leap over the St. Louis arch for it.”
Erma Bombeck

We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?”
 S. Parkes Cadman

We've also got a page on Egg Folklore you might enjoy.

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We've gathered up a bunch of Easter Humor Fun!

Play our
 Easter Trivia Game.
Questions about Bunnies, Eggs and all sort of fun for ages 9 to 99.

Egg Expressions,
Quotes and Sayings

It's amazing how an innocent little egg has crept into our American slang!

Bunny Hop Animation!
Watch our little bear do his version of the Bunny Hop to some very jazzy music!

Easter History, Symbols,
Folklore, and more.

The Bunny Trail
Cartoon and also a Sing Along page with
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 Resurrection
Cookies and
 Scripture Cake Recipe

Spinning The Bunny
Learn where the angora came from for your sweater.
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Easter Parade
Sing-Along with music and lyrics + A Cartoon!

The Chocolate Rabbit
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The FunnyLittle Bunny With The Powder Puff Tail
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A-Tisket, A-Tasket
Sing-along with Music and Lyrics

Eggbert The Easter Egg
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Easter Crossword
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Easter Word Find
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Chocolate Trivia Quiz
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