Sunday 10 June 2007

Phrase of the Day 98: 'egg on your face'

"to have egg on your face"

definition: to be embarrassed.

(vypadat hloupe/jako hlupák; být za vola)

example: "Make sure you have your story straight - go public without the facts and you will have egg on your face."

origin: From the embarrassment suffered if the yellow yoke is on ones lips or beard after eating a soft boiled egg in one of those egg cups, a favorite breakfast of the upper crust. Yellow egg shows up especially well on a beard or mustache.

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