Don’t count your eggs before you put the basket downPosted: September 18, 2017 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: don't count your chickens before they hatch, don't put all your eggs in one basket, expressions, humor, malaphor, malaphors, words 1 Comment
This sage piece of advice was given by the contributor’s ex. It is a nice mashup of “don’t count your chickens before they hatch” (don’t make plans based on future events that might not happen) and “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” (don’t focus all your attention one thing or area). Both phrases start with “don’t” and both involve hens (chickens and eggs) so there is bound to be confusion. Apparently after saying this he rationalized the phrase by noting some eggs may fall out or break as you’re putting the basket down. This is true. Thanks to Zozie for sharing this one!