Definition of teach one's grandmother to suck eggs in US English:

teach one's grandmother to suck eggs

phrase

  • Presume to advise a more experienced person.

    • ‘Now I am not trying to teach my grandmother to suck eggs but the night before your interview try and get a good nights sleep.’
    • ‘The author has been working with computers since 1968 and without writing an exegetical sermon or attempting to teach my grandmother to suck eggs, let me say that if you have any data at all on your computer that is important to you, it is vital that you take backup copies.’
    • ‘Rereading my previous posting it seems I was both trying to teach my grandmother to suck eggs and also not actually looking at all the information you had presented.’
    • ‘I know that I should not try to teach my grandmother to suck eggs, and furthermore much of the style may have been forced on him by the original.’
    • ‘I am not going to presume to teach my grandmother to suck eggs, as there are many books available to explain the nuances of good retail practice.’
    • ‘I know I am in the midst of some classical scholars and must therefore not teach my grandmother to suck eggs.’
    • ‘To which I responded with sincere thanks for the input, but also with an arrogant comment that I knew exactly what I was doing when I wrote the paragraph, and a suggestion not to teach his grandmother to suck eggs, basically.’
    • ‘You meet some very good drivers in slow cars & some very poor drivers in fast cars, the trick, without wishing to teach my grandmother to suck eggs, is to make absolutely sure the guy you're overtaking has seen you and is allowing you to overtake him.’