have egg on one's face

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have egg on (one's) face definition

  1. 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.) : She's really got egg on her face!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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