One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A race, typically run by children, in which each runner has to hold an egg balanced in a spoon.
- ‘I was conditioned to think this from primary school, when I would always be jeered at and picked last for teams and relegated to the sack or egg-and-spoon races in the interschool athletics, and was once hit in the face with a softball.’
- ‘When shooting, the camera is satisfyingly responsive, with quick autofocus and minimal shutter delay - so there is no excuse for missing that shot of little Johnny's egg-and-spoon race.’
- ‘Maybe he felt like he was watching his son win the egg-and-spoon race at his school.’
- ‘When did this dreadful mentality invade our minds, turning the passion to be the best into another sports day egg-and-spoon race, with no finishing line and certificates for all?’
- ‘Activities at the family day included beach cricket, sand castle building, sack races and egg-and-spoon races.’
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