Egg on your face




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Egg on your face : Phrases



Meaning:

To be embarrassed.


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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