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Re: Egg on your face

Posted by ESC on April 15, 2002

In Reply to: Egg on your face posted by Anthony Jamal Jenkins, Jr. on April 15, 2002

: What does the phrase "Egg on your face" means?
: I seriously need help.

From the archives:

"have egg on (one's) face -- to look foolish or be embarrassed. Now colloq. 1951-53 'Front Page Detective (syndic. TV series): I can see egg all over my face..." From "Random House Dictionary of American Slang, Vol. 1, A-G" by J.E. Lighter (Random House, New York, 1994):