put all your eggs in one basket


put all your eggs in one basket
put all your eggs in one basket phrase
to depend completely on just one idea, plan, or person so that you have no other possibilities if things go wrong

The basic advice with investment is don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Thesaurus: to depend on or trust someone or somethingsynonym
Main entry: egg

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put all your eggs in one basket — see egg, 1
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Main Entry:basket
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put all your eggs in one basket
◇ If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk all you have on the success or failure of one thing (such as an investment), so that if something goes wrong you could lose everything.

Investors should diversify their investments instead of putting all their eggs in one basket. [=instead of investing all their money in one company or one kind of company]

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Main Entry:egg

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put all your eggs in one ˈbasket idiom
to rely on one particular course of action for success rather than giving yourself several different possibilities

I've applied for several jobs. I don't want to put all my eggs in one basket.

Main entry:eggidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • put all your eggs in one basket —    If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything on a single opportunity which, like eggs breaking, could go wrong.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Put all your eggs in one basket —   If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything on a single opportunity which, like eggs breaking, could go wrong …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • put all your eggs in one basket — to depend completely on just one idea, plan, or person so that you have no other possibilities if things go wrong The basic advice with investment is don t put all your eggs in one basket …   English dictionary

  • don’t put all your eggs in one basket — Don’t chance everything on a single venture, but spread your risk. To put all one’s eggs in one basket is commonly used as a metaphorical phrase. 1662 G. TORRIANO Italian Proverbial Phrases 125 To put all ones Eggs in a Paniard, viz. to hazard… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket — is a idiomatic phrase meaning that one should not focus all his or her resources on one hope, possibility or avenue of success. IdentificationBecause of how common this expression is used in daily life, it is sometimes classified as a… …   Wikipedia

  • don't put all your eggs in one basket — do not invest all the money in one company    Balance your investments. Don t put all your eggs in one basket …   English idioms

  • don't put all your eggs in one basket — ► don t put all your eggs in one basket proverb don t risk everything on the success of one venture. Main Entry: ↑egg …   English terms dictionary

  • don't put all your eggs in one basket — proverb don t risk everything on the success of one venture …   Useful english dictionary


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