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have egg on your face

informal
If you have 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 have egg on your face from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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have egg on your face

to be very embarrassed because of something you said or did: He told everyone the deal was happening, and if it falls through now he’ll have egg on his face.
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