wipe the egg off (of) (one's) face

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wipe the egg off (of) (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 wiping the egg off my face now! The CEO was really wiping the egg off of his face after he went on stage to demonstrate the new product and couldn't get it to work.
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