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Meaning of “have egg on your face” in the English Dictionary

"have egg on your face" in British English

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have egg on your face

informal If you have egg on ​yourface, you ​lookstupid because of something that you have done: This ​latestscandal has ​left the ​government with egg on ​itsface.
(Definition of have egg on your face from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"have egg on your face" in American English

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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.
(Definition of have egg on your face from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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