Hello and welcome!
I thought I would stick with the egg theme this week so our idiom is “egg on your face“.
Writing explained tells us that to have egg on your face is:
To feel embarrassed; to have made a fool of oneself.
They go on to tell us:
This expression first appeared in mid-20th-century America. It quickly made its way into British parlance as well.
Its exact origin is unclear. Sources speculate that it might come from eating eggs, and having some of the food stuck to one’s face in an embarrassing way.
Others think it might come from the theater, when angry audience members threw rotten food, such as eggs, at bad performers.
I don’t have a personal story to go along with this idiom but I am hoping some of you might.
Can you think of a time when you “had egg on your face”? Please tell us in the comments section below.