I sees now dat I'm got to learn how to suck eggs an' hide de shells.
Why you may as well wonder that weasels do not suck eggs in swans' nests.
At this the host smiled slyly, as though saying to himself the rustic saw, "Teach a magpie to suck eggs."
And really, you know, I don't require to be taught how to suck eggs.
As the specific name denotes, it lives largely on hazel nuts; but it will also suck eggs and devour insects.
He's not without ability, but he can't teach his grandmother to suck eggs.
I kept on scolding myself, and saying: 'Teach your grandmother to suck eggs.'
The English of which, he told us, was, That a child may sometimes teach his grandmother to suck eggs.
If you're goin' ashore, be off, an' don't try to teach your grandmother how to suck eggs!
If I may make a suggestion without seeming to be trying to teach my grandmother to suck eggs, I will offer it.