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Idioms

don’t put all your eggs in one basket

don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Meaning:

  • don’t make everything dependent on one thing
  • don’t put all your resources into one thing
  • don’t depend for your success on a single plan
  • don’t concentrate all efforts into one area

Example:

  1. It would be better if you applied to several companies instead of just one; don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
  2. It is wise to diversify your investments across different instruments, as you should not put all your eggs in one basket.
  3. Why are you putting all your money into one company? Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
  4. He was depending heavily on the success of his venture, but when it failed, he was ruined. He realized that he should not have put all his eggs in one basket.
  5. He was able to recover from his losses because he didn’t put all his eggs in one basket.
  6. You’d better acquire a new skill; don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
  7. People who don’t put all their eggs in one basket have shielded themselves from situations of crisis.

Origin:

The origin of the phrase is unclear, but it is most commonly attributed to the book Don Quixote written by Miguel Cervantes in the early 1600s.

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