Hua Manu, what a good egg you were, though it's the bad that usually keep atop of the water, they tell me!
"good egg," said Bones as the crowd streamed from the kraal.
As certainly as you can tell a good picture from a bad one, or a good egg from a bad one.
Had his companion of the motor-bus been with him, he would doubtless have said 'good egg!'
The native idea of a good egg differs as widely from our own as is possible on such a trifling subject.
Found my tent pitched close to the Colonel's; rather a good egg, as they won't be able to try any larks on this time.
She was a good egg, hurt and beaten down and shoved off by Thorndyke, but she had a lot of the good old bounce.
At last things were beginning to brighten up a bit, and life might be said to have taken on some of the aspects of a good egg.
In due time she returned with the good egg, and I resumed my breakfast with two eggs, but less appetite.
I had noticed when I picked it up that it did not look a good egg; and I went back to bed again, thinking the incident closed.
A decent and kindly person; a reliable and admirable citizen: Henry Fonda frequently was cast as the good egg
[1903+; modeled on bad egg, found by 1855]