The son of U.S. President James Madison told his mother Dolly Madison that the children of ancient Egypt rolled eggs outside the Pyramids. In 1814, Dolley Madison held an Easter egg roll for children in the Washington DC area. This year on Monday, April 2 over 30,000 people will attend the Easter egg roll on the White House South Lawn. – Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
Hello and welcome to episode 67…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… a bad egg
Purposes, like eggs, unless they be hatched into action, will run into rottenness. ~Samuel Smiles
a bad egg … is someone who behaves in a dishonest way
He has always behaved in a dishonest way.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… a bad egg
He has always been a bad egg.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … a bad egg
There is always at least one bad egg in the group.
We discovered too late that the man we voted for was a bad egg.
Why are you such a bad egg?
Who is your family ashamed of?
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Thank you for listening, and the next idiom is… be gentle as a lamb