Synonyms and Antonyms of laying 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.
blundering, boobing [British], erring, flubbing, fluffing, fouling up, fumbling, goofing (up), lousing up, messing (up), screwing up, slipping up, stumbling, tripping
bobbling, botching, bungling, butchering, foozling, mangling, mishandling, muffing, murdering
miscalculating, misconceiving, miscounting, miscuing, misdeeming, misgauging (also misgaging), misjudging, mistaking
misconstruing, misinterpreting, misunderstanding
to be unsuccessful
- The gymnast nailed perfect landings on her first two vaults but really laid an egg on the third.
bombing, collapsing, cratering, failing, flaming out, flopping, flunking, folding, foundering, missing, striking out, tanking, washing out
declining, sinking, skidding, slipping, slumping, waning
crashing, crumbling, miscarrying, misfiring