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Synonyms for egg

get or have or be left with or end up with egg on your face

Synonyms

  • be humiliated
  • be embarrassed
  • be crushed
  • be put down
  • be shamed
  • look foolish
  • be taken down a peg
  • be put in your place

Synonyms for egg

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Q I remember a funny scene from the Paul Newman movie Cool Hand Luke where he has a hardboiled egg eating contest.
From one day being on stage in front of millions with one of the world's most famous musicians, Bee Gee Robin Gibb, to the next morning catching a train to Hull to take part in a celebrity pickled egg eating contest (which, incidentally, I won, narrowly beating Geoff Capes in a play off).
Diminished oxygen availability in lab experiments did increase the parental egg eating.
And, in the midst of all this Easter egg eating, it's important not to forget what this holiday is about.
I've not seen him so upset since he lost a bet on a pickled egg eating competition.
Egg eating by a Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis).
But it's more a restaurant than pub, with prices out of reach of families on a budget with kids whose idea of a gourmet treat is a pickled egg eating marathon.