egg on your face

Egg on your face
If someone has egg on their face, they are made to look foolish or embarrassed.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • egg on your face — ◇ If you have egg on your face you appear foolish, usually because something that you said would happen has not happened. The unexpected election result left a lot of journalists with egg on their faces. • • • Main Entry: ↑egg egg on your face… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Egg on your face —   If someone has egg on their face, they are made to look foolish or embarrassed …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • have egg on your face — have egg on (your) face informal to seem stupid because of something you have done. You ll be the one who has egg on your face if it goes wrong …   New idioms dictionary

  • have egg on your face — have/get/egg on your face informal phrase to be embarrassed or appear stupid because something that you tried to do has gone wrong They found themselves out of pocket and with egg on their faces. Thesaurus: to be, or to become ashamed or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • get egg on your face — have/get/egg on your face informal phrase to be embarrassed or appear stupid because something that you tried to do has gone wrong They found themselves out of pocket and with egg on their faces. Thesaurus: to be, or to become ashamed or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow up in your face — blow up in (your) face to unexpectedly fail. The military does not rush into a situation that could blow up in their faces. Carey s efforts to explain the need for staff reductions exploded in his face. Related vocabulary: have egg on your face …   New idioms dictionary

  • have egg on over your face — have ˈegg on/all over your face idiom (informal) to be made to look stupid • They were left with egg on their faces when only ten people showed up. Main entry: ↑eggidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • have egg all over your face — have ˈegg on/all over your face idiom (informal) to be made to look stupid • They were left with egg on their faces when only ten people showed up. Main entry: ↑eggidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • egg — egg1 W2S1 [eg] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(bird)¦ 2¦(food)¦ 3¦(egg shape)¦ 4¦(animals/people)¦ 5 (have) egg on your face 6 put all your eggs in one basket 7 lay an egg 8 good egg ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Nors] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • face — I [[t]fe͟ɪs[/t]] NOUN USES ♦ faces (Please look at category 28 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) N COUNT: oft poss N Your face is the front part of your head from your chin to the top of your… …   English dictionary

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