Ten English Proverbs and Sayings About Eggs
If You Don't Know All These proverbs and Expressions About Eggs, This Web Page Will Help You to Improve Your English
The English Language is very rich in metaphors, proverbs and sayings. Pick on any common object, and it is quite likely that there will be a saying or proverb about it. Without too much difficulty, I have managed to think of ten sayings about eggs. See how many you can remember.
If your home language is English, I hope this web page will amuse you, and if you are a student of English, learning to speak English as a second language (ESL or ESOL , TESOL or even TSL ), you should find this list of sayings about eggs very helpful.
1. You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs -
In order to reach your goal, it is necessary to do unpleasant things
e.g. "The situation in Syria is devastating, and there will be no real winners, because you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs, and people are going to get hurt"
2. A good egg -
A decent or good person
e.g. "He's kind and generous, even to strangers - he's a real good egg"
3. A bad egg or a rotten egg -
A bad or very unpleasant person with criminal tendencies
e.g. "Not many people were sad when Charles Manson died, because he was a bad egg"
A Bad Egg
A Rather Strong Reaction To The Smell Of Bad Eggs:
4. An Egghead –
e.g. "It takes an egghead like Einstein to discover the theory of relativity"
5. To get egg on his face -
To be caught doing something stupid
e.g. " When Trump said America would build a wall to separate USA from Mexico and make Mexico pay for it, to some extent he was caught with egg on his face, because Mexico refused to pay for it"
6. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? -
Describing something which is a connundrum or a circular argument
e.g. "You need experience to get a good job, and you need a good job to get experience - it's a chicken and egg situation, that is, which comes first, the chicken or the egg?"
7. Walking on eggshells -
Having to act carefully in order not to upset someone
e.g. "My husband is so sensitive that trying not to upset him is like walking on eggshells"
8. Eggshell paint –
A type of paint with a texture somewhere between matt and gloss
e.g. "I prefer egg shell paint to gloss because, although washable, it is not as shiny as gloss paint"
9. To egg someone on -
To encourage someone fairly forcefully
e.g. "Egged on by his trainer and admirers, Usain Bolt is the fastest runner in the world"
10. It smells like rotten eggs –
There's something suspicious or fraudulent going on....very apt for the current political situation in many parts of the world, I fear.
e.g. "Jacob Zuma, the African president, built an additional swimming pool on the edge of his multi-million pound estate which he said was to protect him against interlopers, but that smells like rotten eggs to me"
I've Just Thought Of One More Proverb About Eggs Whilst Editing This Page:
No. 11 To be Hard-Boiled
This describes someone who is tough
e.g. "She's hard-boiled and would not be afraid of any of your threats"
Hard Boiled Eggs
Do You Remember Dunking Your Bread Into Your Boiled Egg?
This Is My Poem About Eggs And Soldiers -
EGGS AND SOLDIERS
Eggs and Soldiers
Eggs and Soldiers
Munchy munch they go
Tap tap tap
And crack crack crack
To open eggy neatly
Spread your bread
And sprinkle salt
Then eat your food politely
Dipped in yellow
Dunky dunk I go
Now his head is bitten off
His jacket coated gold
And crystal white his salty eggs –
Don’t let your egg get cold!
© Diana Grant
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