all (one's) eggs in one basket

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all (one's) eggs in one basket

All of one's hopes/efforts/resources are committed to one area, which is considered a risky strategy. Stella put all her eggs in one basket by just applying to Harvard, but it's the only school she wants to go to. If I were you, I'd have a backup plan, rather than putting all my eggs in one basket.
See also: all, basket, egg, one
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LUCKY ducks have flown in the face of the old saying about never putting all your eggs in one basket.
The moral is simple and obvious: don't put all your eggs in one basket.
If you're an egghead - an intellectual - you're probably sharp enough not to put all your eggs in one basket.
Those leery of centralized systems argue against putting all your eggs in one basket.
So instead of a gamble, where you put all your eggs in one basket and hope it's the one that doesn't drop, you hedge your bet by putting some eggs in each basket, with the software recommending how many go where," said Yanikoski.