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    To go to work on an egg - meaning

    Hello again!

    What's the meaning of "to go to work on an egg"? Does it mean going to work after eating an egg first? I think so, but may be wrong.

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    Cooee - look at me!: Go to work on an egg . Enduring slogans (1)

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    Re: To go to work on an egg - meaning

    You are correct. 'Go to work after eating an egg for breakfast'.

    Rover

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    Re: To go to work on an egg - meaning

    Without context, it is difficult to say. My guess would be this is an informal and somewhat humorous way of saying that he will now eat an egg.

    Similar to, "Now I will go to work on that steak."

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    Re: To go to work on an egg - meaning

    Not in this case, Mike.

    It was a well-known, long-running advertising slogan over here, as explained in JACEK's link.

    Rover

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    Re: To go to work on an egg - meaning

    Really? That's odd. Over here, it would mean to eat it. +|

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    Re: To go to work on an egg - meaning

    Learn something new every day. +|

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