egg on face

egg on (one's) face

The embarrassment that results from a failure or faux pas. Typically used in the phrase "have egg on (one's) face." Oh man, the boss found out that messed up the budget report, and now I have egg on my face. Sally was left with egg on her face after forgetting the words to the song during her audition.
See also: egg, face, on
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egg on (one's) face

Informal
Embarrassment; humiliation: If you do that, you'll end up with egg on your face.
See also: egg, face, on
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