Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “egg on sb's face”

egg on sb's face

informal
If you have or get egg on your face, you look stupid because of something that you have done: This latest scandal has left the government with egg on its face.
(Definition of egg on sb's face from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Ashamed and embarrassed, but you might be interested in these topics from the Shame and disgrace topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “egg on sb's face”

Word of the Day

initial

of or at the beginning

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More