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have egg on one's face

verb phrase

To be caught in an embarrassing or guilty plight; be rueful and embarrassed: Steve Brill, the editor, should have egg on his face this week/ He left President Reagan with egg on his face (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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