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    peisin123 is offline Newbie
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    Is there any idiom of "eye pop out" and " has egg on his face "

    if there is,please tell me the meanings. thank you .
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    Default Re: question about idioms

    Hello P123, welcome to UE!

    1. His eyes nearly popped out = he was very surprised
    2. He ended up with egg on his face = the situation turned out to be very embarrassing for him [because of something he had done badly]

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    Default Re: question about idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by peisin123 View Post
    Is there any idiom of "eye pop out" and " has egg on his face "
    In addition to the explanation from Mr P:
    Both the expressions are idioms. There is no removal of the eye but they do look larger than normal (the expression of being very surprised), and there is no actual egg on someone's face.
    However, the first one isn't on the list in the Idioms link, the second one is.

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