(have) egg on your face
This page is about the idiom (have) egg on your faceINFORMAL
You will have egg on your face if you've said or done something wrong, and it's made you feel embarrassed or stupid.
- 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.
Contributor: Matt Errey