Definition of with egg on one's face in US English:

with egg on one's face

phrase

informal
  • 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.’