Expressions with ŒUF

Expressions with ŒUF

10 expressions with œuf – egg

  • aller se faire cuire un œuf … to get lost
  • être plein comme un œuf … to be full or really drunk
  • faire l’œuf … to act silly, to play dumb
  • marcher sur des œufs  … to walk on eggshells
  • mettre tous ses œufs dans le même panier … to put all one’s eggs in one basket
  • ne pas faire d’omelette sans casser les œufs … there are consequences/damages to everything you want to accomplish
  • qui vole un œuf vole un bœuf … stealing is a crime, no matter what you steal
  • rentrer dans sa coquille … to protect oneself from adversity
  • tuer (étouffer) dans l’œuf … to nip at the bud
  • tuer la poule aux œufs d’or … to want immediate gratification


Leave a Reply


First, remember to always be Signed In to navigate smoothly

Common Questions

How does FRENCH HOUR work?

What's the difference between students' levels?

Did You Notice Something Amiss?

We’re continually working on the site and the content within to create the most fluid, helpful language learning experience possible. Sometimes you may see a bug, but rest assured it’s because we’re working on the site! We would love it if you would report what you see on this form to let us know!