As I was looking up information on the nutritional benefits of eggs, I realized that eggs are pretty pervasive in American popular culture. Check out Name That Egg to see what I mean.
Name the egg or eggspression that corresponds with each definition
- The egg laid by the goose that met an unfortunate end because of its foolish, greedy owners. It is referred to in an idiom about unprofitable actions motivated by greed.
- A popular brand of hosiery introduced by Hanes in 1969.
- A sum of money saved for the future.
- An “as seen on TV” contraption that gives feet an incredibly soft look and feel.
- A character, often portrayed as an egg, who fell off a wall and couldn’t be reassembled.
- An anti-intellectual epithet akin to the terms “nerd” and “geek.”
- Being embarrassed or looking stupid because of something you’ve done.
- A raised bump on the head that develops after one gets struck.
- Ornamental eggs created between the years of 1885 to 1916. They are made of precious metals or hard stones and are decorated with enamel and gem stones.
- Risking everything by putting all of your efforts or money into one course of action or plan.
Eggs and eggspressions
- The golden egg. (“Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg” is the idiom.)
- Nest egg.
- Ped Egg.
- Humpty Dumpty.
- To have egg on your face.
- Goose egg.
- Fabergé eggs.
- To put all your eggs in one basket.