wtorek, 14 kwietnia 2009

Eggs idioms


* have egg on your face - be made to look stupid (głupio wyglądać)
* like the curate's egg (good in parts) - sth that has some good things and some bad things about it
* kill the goose that lays the golden egg(s) - destroy sth that would make you rich, succesful, etc.
* as sure as eggs is eggs - absolutely certain, without any doubt
* teach your grandmother to suck eggs - tell or show sb how to do sth that they can already do well, and probably better than you can (polski odpowiednik: uczyć ojca dzieci robić)
* you can't make an omlette without breaking eggs - you cannot make an important change in sth without causing problems for sb (gdzie drwa rąbią, tam wióry lecą)
* put all your eggs into one basket - risk all your money, effort, etc. on one thing, so that if it is not successful, you have no other chance (stawiać wszystko na jedną kartę)
* egg sb on (to do sth) - to encourage sb to do sth, especially sth that they should not do (namawiać, podjudzać kogoś do zrobienia czegoś)

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