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.
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Having put all my eggs in one basket, wasting fortunes on Ernie Els in the BMW Championship, I didn't have any baskets left after the second round of the tournament and had to find some new ones.
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