don't put all your eggs in one basket

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Eggs in a basket. Let's hope there are other eggs in another basket...


don't put all your eggs in one basket

  1. Do not dedicate all your resources to one project.
  2. Do not count on any one thing to safeguard what is valuable.

Usage notes[edit]

Its use in print has been traced to the novel "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes in the early 1600s.



  • Gregory Y. Titelman, Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings, 1996, →ISBN, p. 70.