Synonyms and Antonyms of laid an egg
to make a mistake
- His book report was going perfectly until he laid an egg and got the main character's name wrong.
blundered, boobed [British], erred, flubbed, fluffed, fouled up, fumbled, goofed (up), loused up, messed (up), screwed up, slipped up, stumbled, tripped
bobbled, botched, bungled, butchered, foozled, mangled, mishandled, muffed, murdered
miscalculated, misconceived, miscounted, miscued, misdeemed, misgauged (also misgaged), misjudged, mistook
misconstrued, misinterpreted, misunderstood
to be unsuccessful
- The gymnast nailed perfect landings on her first two vaults but really laid an egg on the third.
bombed, collapsed, cratered, failed, flamed out, flopped, flunked, folded, foundered, missed, struck out, tanked, washed out
declined, sank (or sunk), skidded, slipped, slumped, waned
crashed, crumbled, miscarried, misfired