put all one's eggs in one basket

Definition of put all one's eggs in one basket

  1. :  to risk all one has on the success or failure of one thing Investors should diversify their investments instead of putting all their eggs in one basket.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

  1. :  the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

    :  as much as possible

    :  every member or individual component of

  1. :  wholly, quite

    :  only, exclusively

    :  just

  1. :  the whole number, quantity, or amount :  totality

    : used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

    :  everybody, everything

  1. :  the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

eggplay eggs
  1. :  the hard-shelled reproductive body produced by a bird and especially by the common domestic chicken

    :  its contents used as food

    :  an animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum together with its nutritive and protective envelopes and having the capacity to develop into a new individual capable of independent existence

  1. :  to cover with egg

    :  to pelt with eggs

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  1. :  a receptacle made of interwoven material (as osiers)

    :  any of various lightweight usually wood containers

    :  the quantity contained in a basket


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