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good egg

Someone who is known to be trustworthy and kind. Joey's a good egg. He always makes time to help others in need.
See also: egg, good

(a) good egg

Fig. a good and dependable person. He seems like a good egg. I'll take a chance on him.
See also: egg, good

good egg, a

Also, a good scout. An amiable, basically nice person. For example, You can always count on her to help; she's a good egg, or His friends all think Dad's really a good scout. This colloquial antonym of bad egg dates from the early 1900s, as did the variant.
See also: good

a good egg

OLD-FASHIONED
If you describe someone as a good egg, you mean that they are a kind and reliable person. Her father's a bit bad-tempered, but basically a good egg.
See also: egg, good

good egg

An agreeable, helpful person. The phrase applied to someone of value in terms of utility, the opposite of a no-good rotten egg. It was most often heard in such requests as “Be a good egg and mail this letter for me” or “Pour me another whisky, like a good egg.”
See also: egg, good
References in classic literature ?
A circle of apes surrounded the scene of the battle; but the moment that Tarzan broke safely from the enemy they turned silently away to resume their interrupted feeding, and Teeka turned with them, apparently forgetful of all but her balu and the fact that when the interruption had occurred she just had discovered an ingeniously hidden nest containing three perfectly good eggs.
The good eggs are being let down by the greedy, pompous and insufferable parasites in their ranks.
This gives us the opportunity to help spread the word about an important cause and support the movement to be good eggs, said Mr Crowe.
TUESDAY'S Parliamentary Pancake Race for the Rehab disability charity was full of good eggs on the media team and fowl play by MPs and peers.
Headquarters Year founded Type BLUE APRON New York 2012 Meal kit PLATED New York 2012 Meal kit HELLOFRESH Berlin 2012 Meal kit INSTACART San Francisco 2012 General delivery FRESHDIRECT Long Island City, 1999 Online New York marketplace PEAPOD Skokie, 1989 Online Illinois marketplace GOOD EGGS San Francisco 2011 Online marketplace Funding BLUE APRON $58 million; investors include Stripes Group and Joseph Sanberg PLATED $21.
They want to get as many good eggs as they can because usually you produce them but they're not good.
1 WHAT YOU NEED For Curried Cauliflower Pancakes: 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets - blanched, 4 salted anchovies, finely chopped, 8 beaten One Good Eggs, 100g dry breadcrumbs, 50-75g plain flour, 75g grated pecorino, tablespoon curry powder, 100g ricotta 2 WHAT YOU NEED for Lamb Tikka: 800g cubed lamb loin, 100ml natural yoghurt, juice 1 lime, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 25mm piece ginger, finely chopped, 15g ground coriander, 5g ground cumin, 5g ground garam masala, 5g paprika, salt, Juice 1 lemon mixed with 100g butter.
And he sayeth that the day of good eggs shall from here on in, be known to all as Easter Sunday.
Cheltenham's king of the ring Freddie Williams Henrietta Knight Thoroughly good egg Dispenser of `thoroughly good eggs' PG Wodehouse
But upkeep is a constant reminder of the importance of good envelope decision-making, so when a major exteriors project starts climbing toward the top of the facilities agenda, it's time to separate the good eggs from the bad.
1 WHAT YOU WILL NEED 6 hard boiled One Good Eggs, cooked for six minutes max; 175g sausage meat, 75g finely diced/blended chorizo, 1 tbs chopped parsley, 1 tbs finely chopped chives, plenty of salt , white pepper, 75g breadcrumbs, 75g polenta, vegetable oil to deep fry.
They put up with the bad eggs of the city because the good eggs, the vast majority, are the warmest of all.
Supergrass Road to Rouen ##### THERE'S a charm about Supergrass and a general good eggs vibe about the Oxford four piece who've matured since the Britpop days of the likes of Alright and Caught By The Fuzz.
North-east companies have proved to be good eggs this Easter by donating over 800 eggs to under-privileged groups across the region.