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

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vil

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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.
 

billmcd

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Correct.
 
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