Posted by RRC on December 09, 2005
In Reply to: Egg on your face: posted by Kirsten Hunter on December 09, 2005
: Egg on your face:
: My family owns a small historic farm in New York, and found one of our chickens pecking open the eggs in the hen house this summer. We discovered ourselves searching over the birds in the yard for one with 'Egg on her face' to determine the culprit. Could this be the origin?
To have egg on your face means to be made to look foolish or to be embarrassed. Your chicken was caught red-handed (guilty, not foolish or embarrassed) even though the yolk was on her. RRC