egg on one's face
phrasal a state of embarrassment or humiliation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • egg on one's face — idi+inf egg on one s face, conspicuous embarrassment caused by one s own indiscretion or faux pas …   From formal English to slang

  • egg on one's face — phrasal : a state of embarrassment or humiliation …   Useful english dictionary

  • with egg on one's face — ► with egg on one s face informal appearing foolish or ridiculous. Main Entry: ↑egg …   English terms dictionary

  • be left with egg on one's face — (informal) To be left looking foolish ● egg …   Useful english dictionary

  • have egg on one’s face — tv. to be embarrassed by something one has done. (As if one went out in public with a dirty face. Have got can replace have.) □ I was completely wrong, and now I have egg on my face. □ She’s really got egg on her face! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • have egg on one's face — verb To suffer embarrassment or humiliation; to damage ones reputation. He really has egg on his face after that gaffe …   Wiktionary

  • have egg on one's face — be embarrassed He really has egg on his face after finding out about his mistake …   Idioms and examples

  • with egg on one's face — informal appearing foolish or ridiculous don t underestimate this team, or you ll be left with egg on your face …   Useful english dictionary

  • with egg on one's face — informal appearing foolish or ridiculous. → egg …   English new terms dictionary

  • Have egg on one's face — be exposed in an embarrassing situation …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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