Idiom – Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket
Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket – Idiom of the Day
Putting all your energy and efforts into one place or area is very risky.
It originated in the 1600s from Miguel Cervantes book Don Quixote where he wrote, “it is the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not venture all his eggs in one basket.”
- “I would advise you to apply to several universities instead of just two, don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”
- “Harry, why are you putting all your savings in one share? Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”
- People nowadays don’t put all their eggs in one basket. They have learned to be cautious.
- Adam put all his eggs in one basket and quit his job. Fortunately, he was able to find a new job in just two days.
- I want to be a musician, but I have taken admission in a finance course because I don’t want to put all my eggs in one basket.
- I put all my eggs in one basket when I quit my job. I really wanted to pursue acting seriously.
- I prefer not to put all my eggs in one basket. It’s too risky.
Friend 1: How is your job going?
Friend 2: I have quit my job. I saved some money to start my own business.
Friend 1: Do not put all your eggs in one basket. What if something goes wrong and you aren’t able to make any profit.