curate's egg

curate's egg


Definition of CURATE'S EGG

chiefly British
:  something with both good and bad parts or qualities

Origin of CURATE'S EGG

from the story of a curate who was given a stale egg by his bishop and declared that parts of it were excellent
First Known Use: 1905


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