a good egg

good egg

Someone who is known to be trustworthy and kind. Joey's a good egg. He always makes time to help others in need.
See also: egg, good

a good egg

OLD-FASHIONED
If you describe someone as a good egg, you mean that they are a kind and reliable person. Her father's a bit bad-tempered, but basically a good egg.
See also: egg, good
References in classic literature ?
We spent an impressive hour in the noble cathedral, where long shafts of tinted light were cleaving through the solemn dimness from the lofty windows and falling on a pillar here, a picture there, and a kneeling worshiper yonder.
In this book is an outline purporting to be a Picture of a Physeter or Spermaceti whale, drawn by scale from one killed on the coast of Mexico, August, and hoisted on deck.
he said, handing him a Russian gazette he had received that morning, and pointing to an article on a Russian artist, living in the very same town, and just finishing a picture which had long been talked about, and had been bought beforehand.
I fear it will be considered an act of impertinence,' said 'to presume to look at a picture that the artist has turned to the wall; but may I ask -'
There was a clock on the middle of the mantel- piece, with a picture of a town painted on the bottom half of the glass front, and a round place in the middle of it for the sun, and you could see the pendulum swinging behind it.
A beautiful woman is a picture which drives all beholders nobly mad.
There is a picture you have painted that I understand," he said.
Give them a picture with a good large ruin, fancy trees, prancing nymphs, and a watery sky; dirty it down dexterously to the right pitch; put it in an old frame; call it a Claude; and the sphere of the Old Master is enlarged, the collector is delighted, the picture-dealer is enriched, and the neglected modern artist claps a joyful hand on a well-filled pocket.
No pen-and-ink portrait need surely be drawn of Felix Sweetsir--he is too well-known a picture in society.
And then looked again and there was a picture of John Dolittle's house.
Annette belonged to that large section of the public which likes or dislikes a picture according to whether its subject happens to please or displease them.
You'll excuse my asking again if it has anything to do with a picture, ma'am," observes Mr.
One day, however, as she sat in Ozma's private room, she noticed hanging upon the wall a picture which constantly changed in appearance, at one time showing a meadow and at another time a forest, a lake or a village.
Here, too, we have a picture of the kindly village parson who may be taken both from Oliver's father and from his brother Henry.
A picture would have come home from the frame- maker's, and be standing in the dining-room, waiting to be put up; and Aunt Podger would ask what was to be done with it, and Uncle Podger would say: