to put all your eggs in one basket

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - put all your eggs in one basket

"to put all your eggs in one basket"

to risk losing everything by putting all your efforts or all your money into one plan or one course of action


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - put all your eggs in one basket

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  With most companies diversifying, don't you think it is odd that our company has decided to pursue only one market?

Colleague 2:  I suppose there is a risk in putting all its eggs in one basket. If that one market fails, the company loses everything.

Colleague 1:  On the other hand, by putting all the company's resources in one area, the chances of success are far improved.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - put all your eggs in one basket

A father and son are talking ...

Father:  How are college applications going?

Son:  I only applied to one college. It is the college I really want to go to. My girlfriend was accepted there.

Father:  You should never put all your eggs in one basket. What happens if you are not accepted?

Son:  I don't go to college this year and re-apply for next year.

to put all your eggs in one basket - Usage:


to put all your eggs in one basket - Gerund Form:

Putting all his eggs in one basket, the businessman took a huge risk by investing all his money in a single venture.

to put all your eggs in one basket - Examples:

1)  ... merits the extra risk and should remember to never put all your eggs in one basket.

2)  Don't put all your eggs in one basket. If something does go wrong, make sure you won't lose everything.

3)  ... all know the old adage that one should not put all your eggs in one basket. Why? Because if you drop that one basket, all the eggs break.

4)  So it's best to not put all your eggs in one basket. Filmmakers shouldn't bank on just digital release either. 

5)  Don't put all your eggs in one basket is a cardinal rule of investing. Spreading your investments in different assets helps ...

6)  It is not safe to put all your eggs in one basket. We should look to increasing our own exports and expanding our own industries.

7)  It is never good to put all your eggs in one basket. Having diversification will help you manage the risk better.

8)  ... the key in this market, not just to put all your eggs in one basket. # Look for different opportunities, ...

9)  ... we're moving back from that because if you put all your eggs in one basket and it fails you're screwed.

10)  ... it would not be a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. A prudent approach would be to diversify your equities by holdings various stocks.

11)  But I don't want to put all our eggs in one basket and say if we don't get a result against Sweden then we're done.

12)  ... we need to keep changing and not always put all our eggs in one basket to stay mentally healthy.

13)  But we should not have to put all our eggs in one basket with Billy as our saviour.

14)  For centuries we've been warned not to put all our eggs in one basket; in economics they call this truism diversification.

15)  Is it wise to put all our eggs in one basket, providing a single target for hackers?

16)  You can say I'm targeting that and put all my eggs in one basket but what if the basket falls? You go home with nothing.

17)  ... chance I can win it. I have to put all my eggs in one basket for that race, it may compromise other races, but you only get so ...

18)  I pretty much put all my eggs in one basket when I quit uni and threw my hat in the ring to become a musician.

19)  Then I really put all my eggs in one basket, and started putting all of my time into that, ...

20)  I preferred to put all my eggs in one basket than have it fragmented.