with egg on one's face

with egg on one's face
with egg on one's face informal appearing foolish or ridiculous.
Main Entry: egg

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  • with egg on one's face — informal appearing foolish or ridiculous don t underestimate this team, or you ll be left with egg on your face …   Useful english dictionary

  • be left with egg on one's face — (informal) To be left looking foolish ● egg …   Useful english dictionary

  • with egg on one's face — informal appearing foolish or ridiculous. → egg …   English new terms dictionary

  • have egg on one’s face — tv. to be embarrassed by something one has done. (As if one went out in public with a dirty face. Have got can replace have.) □ I was completely wrong, and now I have egg on my face. □ She’s really got egg on her face! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • egg — Ⅰ. egg [1] ► NOUN 1) an oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate and containing an ovum which if fertilized can develop into a new organism. 2) an infertile egg of the domestic hen, used for food. 3) Biology the… …   English terms dictionary

  • egg — 1. n. 1 a the spheroidal reproductive body produced by females of animals such as birds, reptiles, fish, etc., enclosed in a protective layer and capable of developing into a new individual. b the egg of the domestic hen, used for food. 2 Biol.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • egg — egg1 noun 1》 an oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate and containing an ovum which if fertilized can develop into a new organism.     ↘an infertile egg, typically of the domestic hen, used for food. 2》 Biology …   English new terms dictionary

  • egg — egg1 [eg] n. [ME < ON, replacing native ey < OE æg, akin to Ger ei (pl. eier), prob. < IE base * owjom , * ojom , of a bird (> L ovum, Gr ōion) < * awei , bird (> L avis)] 1. the oval or round body laid by a female bird, fish,… …   English World dictionary

  • egg — egg1 eggless, adj. eggy, adj. /eg/, n. 1. the roundish reproductive body produced by the female of certain animals, as birds and most reptiles, consisting of an ovum and its envelope of albumen, jelly, membranes, egg case, or shell, according to… …   Universalium

  • egg — {{11}}egg (n.) mid 14c., from northern England dialect, from O.N. egg, which vied with M.E. eye, eai (from O.E. æg) until finally displacing it after 1500; both are from P.Gmc. *ajja(m) (Cf. O.S., M.Du., Du., O.H.G., Ger. ei, Goth. ada), probably …   Etymology dictionary

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