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Definition of "egg on" [egg on]

  • To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless. (verb)

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Use "egg on" in a sentence
  • "He cracked the egg on the ground, and a huge dog bounded out of it-it looked exactly like Mik, my own dog from my own city that I had not seen in the span of eight Feasts of Feasts."
  • "And the new kitchenmaid had done him a scrambled egg on toast, and Mrs Simpkins had put it across her when she came home, because she said those dried eggs want handling, and the Ram had got its name to keep up."
  • "‘Dear, dear!’ she observed to her maid Célestine who was removing the plate which had held Mrs. Bradley’s egg on toast."