have egg on one's face

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have egg on one's face

  1. (idiomatic) To suffer embarrassment or humiliation; to damage one's reputation.
    He really has egg on his face after that gaffe.
    • I hope the bishop of Hereford comes out of this with a great deal of egg on his face. - The Obverser, 01/04/2007, Bishop blocks gay youth worker's job, [1]