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Egg on Your Face

To be extremely humiliated or self-conscious for something idiotic that you said or commit

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  • This American idiom is originated back in the mid of 20th century. It may have come from the situation of a sloppy eater, embarrassed as he/she takes food for instance, egg on his/her face. Another origin may come from the theater where a performer acts stupid and rude audience throws raw eggs on his/her face to humiliate.
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If it goes wrong, Sara will be the one who has egg on her face.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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oeuf sur ton visage

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