sure as eggs is eggs

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Brewer suggests a corruption of as sure as x is x. An alternative is the change of plural from Middle English eyren to eggs.

Adverb[edit]

sure as eggs is eggs (not comparable)

  1. (simile, colloquial) Most certainly.
    At this time of year, sure as eggs is eggs, the TV starts filling with Christmas ads for toys.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The ungrammatical "is" is commonly used in this set phrase.