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  • Eggs - not only are they excellent at protecting baby chickens before they're born, but those oval-shaped marvels are also traditionally linked with Easter -- and I can think of no better time than now to teach you 5 egg-related idioms.

  • Easter eggs - aren't they 'eggceptional'?

  • We often give these to friends and family to celebrate Easter, and sometimes they have little goodies inside.

  • They come in all shapes and sizes!

  • Wow! Look at that one -- it's huge!

  • Imagine the size of the chicken that laid it!

  • Cut, Roy! Stop making silly jokes!

  • Look at that egg, it is clearly made of chocolate!

  • Really?

  • A chicken didn't lay that one.

  • Ok. Now I've got egg on my face!

  • We use this to say that we're very embarrassed. But seriously, thanks for pointing it out.

  • You're a good egg.

  • We use this to say that someone is a good person.

  • We also go on Easter egg hunts, where my mum hides eggs for you to find.

  • Cut, Roy! Your mum may hide Easter eggs for you to find, but she doesn't do it for everyone in the world.

  • Good point.

  • I'll be more careful. Like I'm treading on eggshells. Which means 'to be careful about what we say or do.'

  • And when you do find lots of Easter eggs, make sure not to put all your eggs in one container as you might fall and break them.

  • In fact, we can use the proverb: "don't put all your eggs in one basket" to advise someone against risking everything on one outcome or result.

  • And it's not just eggs we associate with Easter.

  • There are hot cross buns, baby chicks, and of course, the Easter Bunny.

  • Here's a little rabbit now.

  • Cut, Roy! That's not a rabbit, it's your dog!

  • She's a rabbit!

  • As sure as eggs is eggs.

  • We use this to say that we're certain.

  • So, from us here at BBC Learning English, and Leia, the traditional Easter dog, we hope you have an 'eggcellent' Easter!

Eggs - not only are they excellent at protecting baby chickens before they're born, but those oval-shaped marvels are also traditionally linked with Easter -- and I can think of no better time than now to teach you 5 egg-related idioms.

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5 Egg-Related Idioms - BBC Learning English

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/04/12
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