Synonyms and Antonyms of lays 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.
blunders, boobs [British], errs, flubs, fluffs, fouls up, fumbles, goofs (up), louses up, messes (up), screws up, slips up, stumbles, trips
bobbles, botches, bungles, butchers, foozles, mangles, mishandles, muffs, murders
miscalculates, misconceives, miscounts, miscues, misdeems, misgauges, misjudges, mistakes
misconstrues, misinterprets, misunderstands
to be unsuccessful
- The gymnast nailed perfect landings on her first two vaults but really laid an egg on the third.
bombs, collapses, craters, fails, flames out, flops, flunks, folds, founders, misses, strikes out, tanks, washes out
declines, sinks, skids, slips, slumps, wanes
crashes, crumbles, miscarries, misfires