Lay An Egg




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Lay An Egg : Phrases



Meaning:

Fail.


Example:

The Detroit Tigers set an excellent example of consistently
laying an egg.


Origin:

An egg resembles the number zero. To lay an egg would be to produce, register or score a zero. When you fail to score in the British sport of cricket, you get a zero - which looks like an egg. The term is also taken from baseball, where a zero is a
goose egg.







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