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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If, in a sense, Adams puts all his eggs in one basket by focusing exclusively on the problems of the commodification of life in a technological age, Dodes 'Ka-dan is more than simply another apocalyptic vision.