One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Appearing foolish or ridiculous.‘don't underestimate this team, or you'll be left with egg on your face’
- ‘There's always a chance of danger from a free-kick or something, and you don't want to end up with egg on your face.’
- ‘If the bad results continue to snowball, Dick will be left with egg on his face.’
- ‘So the Aussies are home and the Irish left with egg on their face.’
- ‘He said: ‘I would have been left with egg on my face if I had been wrong.’’
- ‘If you don't secure your computers you could end up with egg on your face.’
- ‘He added: ‘It was Julian's choice to do it the way he has done it and I just hope he doesn't end up with egg on his face.’’
- ‘Suddenly the profits of doom were left with egg on their face as the Blues relished life at the summit.’
- ‘If you don't want to end up with egg on your face, you had best approach the whole of today with a pinch of salt.’
- ‘Just look at the Puerto Rican basketball team, a no-name crew with a 40-year-old centre that left a collection of millionaire celebrities with egg on their face.’
- ‘Somewhere probably in the deepest recess of our minds is a memory we would rather forget, of a present we purchased that left us with egg on our face.’
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