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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The absence of Brexit planning is the fault of Messrs Cameron and Osborne, who had the resources to do something, but who decided instead to put all their eggs in one basket.
Kevin Flanagan, Solihull The absence of Brexit planning is the fault of Messrs Cameron and Osborne, who had the resources to do something, but who decided instead to put all their eggs in one basket.