Egg and …Proverbs

There are several proverbs and adages with which people want to highlight the properties of the egg:

  • For the groom even a rooster can lay an egg
  • Your effort is in vain (Take the egg and shear it)
  • He stacks the eggs (for those who attempt to do the impossible)
  • Big deal! (Be gentle with the eggs!)
  • From a white egg comes out a black bird
  • From a bad egg comes out a bad bird
  • A hen laid the egg, and the whole neighborhood heard it
  • Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
  • If he stole the egg, he will also steal the hen
  • I’d better have an egg today rather a hen tomorrow
  • From the egg of a chicken hen will always come out a chicken
  • Both the inside and the outside of an egg
  • They are like Easter eggs
  • And on April the 18th, a partridge died in its egg (i.e. because of cold weather)
  • Is she sitting, is she sitting? She is laying eggs (for the loiterer)
  • First lay the eggs and then shout it
  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket (Italian)
  • There are no square eggs, there are no honest prostitutes (Japanese)
  • January neither lays eggs nor birds only cold and water
  • Hens cackle somewhere and they lay eggs somewhere else
  • Neither do I have hens nor I argue with the fox
  • He hasn’t come out of his egg yet (he is immature)
  • If the stone hits the egg, alas to the egg…(the strong)
  • If you take eggs from them, you won’t find any yolk inside (crooks)
  • Wool from the egg shell and milk from the nail (impossible)
  • What’s so funny? (and you  are laughing…)
  • Beat him for the egg, to stop him taking the hen
  • He stacks the eggs…Can you make a stack of eggs?
  • It is not an egg, but the hen laid it
  • It is not an egg, it is a little egg…
  • Give the eggs, but keep the hen (generosity, but in moderation)
  • A stack of eggs and a skewer of milk (non-existing)
  • He lost both the eggs and the baskets
  • He will lay a golden egg for us…(We take care of somebody with the hope that he will succeed…)
  • Every day, eggs and birds…(frequent fights) 
  • Rather an egg in peace than an ox with war
  • Lay on your eggs! (quietly – prudently)
  • Shear the egg to take its wool (poverty)
  • Having an egg in…(hastily)
  • Whoever ate the ox was hidden and whoever ate the egg became a martyr
  • Before the eggs opened, he started counting the birds…(impatient)
  • She lays the egg to others, she cackles to me…(She pays-rewards some people and she just gives a praise to others…)
  • The eggs of the neighbor are always bigger (jealousy)
  • One price for the egg and another for the yolk (a stingy person)
  • Eggs are not dyed with farts…(inadequate means)
  • She doesn’t have a nest, she doesn’t lay an egg (home – stable job…)
  • Bake an egg to feed ten of us (stingy people)

THE EGG AND RIDDLES

  • I have a little barrel that makes two types of wine. What is it?…THE EGG
  • It’s a little house, without roof and terrace, and without windows around, without a door and without a face. What is it?…THE EGG
  • These eyes don’t go to the doctor even if they spoil….bull’s eye eggs
  • Three hundred and sixty cranes, thirty pigeons in twelve nests lay eggs and brood one egg. What is it?…Days, months and year.
  • A tufted mother lays a child without feathers and the child without feathers gives birth to a tufted mother. What is it?…The chicken and the egg
  • It is white as an egg, round as pepper, but I swear to St. Eleftherios, that it is neither an egg or pepper. What is it?…The pearl.
  • I have a little barrel that contains two types of wine. One contains gold, the other contains silver. What is it?…THE EGG
  • A hard wall, white as milk, covered in silk and in the crystal of a clear fountain, golden fruit is hidden. This fort doesn’t have doors. Yet when it breaks, the gold runs. What is it?…THE EGG