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lay an egg

The act or performance which is substandard in one's capability.

An act or performance which is substandard or below the typical level of one's usual production or output:
An act, production or presentation of a noxious, negative, repulsive, boorish nature:

Alexander, as an upperclassman in this medical arts school, your performance yesterday in the exercise; Presenting your patient was far below your capability!

Submitted on April 11, 2016

Additional definitions for 'lay an egg':

lay an eggTo produce a failure or flop; to do something which is unsuccessful.
lay an eggTo produce an egg.
Lay an EggTo give a pathetic and shaming performance in something
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