October 30, 2012 11:10am CST
Yes again things just seem to run through my mind and when I hear the quotes people say like don't put or count your eggs in a basket? What is that? l.o.l. I never got he meaning of that. Then there are some sayings like don't count your eggs before they hatch. hmm? Then there are so many and if you guys remember my old post of sayings? Gotta think of more hold on, he he he oh apple don't from the tree what is that all about? Oh that's calling the kettle black? Never got that one either/?
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30 Oct 12
The saying goes that you should not "put" all your eggs in the same basket. It means that if you don´t diversify whatever you do, specially with money, you could lose it all. All saying mean something wise if you learn exactly how they are worded.
• United States
31 Oct 12
Hi Jahernandezrivas, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" means that you should have a variety of plans or ideas rather than to count on just one. That is so that you have a back up plan IF plan A fails. If you put all your eggs in one basket and that basket drops ...no more eggs. Don't count your eggs till they are hatched: Don't get your hopes up until something actually is right there in front of you because as you know, anything can happen. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree: That is usually referring to an offspring of someone and meaning that the kid is very much like the parent. "The kettle calling the Kettle black" means that what you are saying about someone is what could easily be said about yourself. For example when a liar calls someone else a liar. Hope this helps you!
• Boise, Idaho
31 Oct 12
I have never heard don't put or count your eggs in a basket. The only one I have heard is don't coount your chickens before they are hatched. Apples don't fall far from the tree. They both have to do with a person's character. Not sure about the kettle black one.