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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.
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(a) good egg

Fig. a good and dependable person. He seems like a good egg. I'll take a chance on him.
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a good egg

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.
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good egg

An agreeable, helpful person. The phrase applied to someone of value in terms of utility, the opposite of a no-good rotten egg. It was most often heard in such requests as “Be a good egg and mail this letter for me” or “Pour me another whisky, like a good egg.”
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