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(have) egg on your face

This page is about the idiom (have) egg on your face.

Meaning: You have egg on your face if you've said or done something wrong, and it's made you feel embarrassed or stupid.

For example:

  • Stan had egg on his face after saying he could easily do fifty push-ups, and then giving up after doing just twenty.

  • The police force had egg on its face because they arrested and beat up an innocent guy who had the same name as a suspect they were looking for.

Quick Quiz:

Silvio had egg on his face after saying he was much better than all the other drivers, and then

a. winning the race

b. coming last in the race

c. coming second in the race

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Contributor: Matt Errey