wash off the egg on (one's) face

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wash off the egg on (one's) face

To have been embarrassed or made a fool by some public failure or faux pas. I was so nervous that I said the wrong name during the wedding ceremony. Boy, am I washing off the egg on my face now! The CEO was really washing off the egg on his face after he went on stage to demonstrate the new product and couldn't get it to work.
See also: egg, face, off, on, wash
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