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    vil is offline VIP Member
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    lay an egg = fail, especially in a public performance; make a humiliating error

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    I hear he laid an egg with the Five Thousand Club last night.

    lay an egg = fail, especially in a public performance; make a humiliating error

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    billmcd is offline Key Member
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    Re: lay an egg = fail, especially in a public performance; make a humiliating error

    Correct.

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