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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"We've been putting all our eggs in one basket. How can you expect to throw all of your support into one party, and then if your party doesn't win, have a seat at the table?"
"Basically, we don't want all our eggs in one basket."
"We put all our eggs in one basket with the sprouts and when it collapsed and (the business relationship) deteriorated, we had no other project to lean back on and we had no revenue," explains Yukich.