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can't boil an egg

humorous
Someone who can't boil an egg is unable to cook even the simplest meal.
(Definition of can't boil an egg from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “can't boil an egg”
in Chinese (Simplified) 连煮个鸡蛋都不会,根本不会做饭…
in Chinese (Traditional) 連煮個雞蛋都不會,根本不會做飯…
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