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It is an idiomatic phrase meaning that one should not focus all his or her resources on one hope, possibility or avenue of success or just one person. If that one person fails you than you will be "broken" and left with nothing/no eggs. It is a proverb that warns against pinning all your hopes on one course of action. If you put all your eggs in one basket and then drop the basket, you will break all your eggs. Similarly, if you pin all your hopes on one course of action and it fails, then you are left with no recourse.

If you put all of your eggs in one basket when you are ready to sell them, then if anything happens to the basket, all the eggs will be gone. Therefore, it is best to put the eggs into several different baskets for safekeeping - or, best to put your money or time or investment into several different things.

Putting all your eggs in one basket means in most cases: investing all of your resource or money into one thing. The comparison is that if you put all of your eggs into one basket and something happens to the basket such as you dropping it, all of your eggs break and you have nothing left compared to distributing your eggs into two or more baskets so if something happens to the one, you still have your others eggs. If you invest all of your money into one company and the company fails, you have lost all of your money. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.

If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything on a single opportunity which, like eggs breaking, could go wrong.

It means putting all of ones hopes into one outcome. Example sentences: He tried out for both the football team and the cross country team, that way he didn't have all his eggs in one basket. My heart is set on going to Weslyn college, but I applied to four different schools to avoid having all my eggs in one basket. If Weslyn doesn't work out, I'm sure to attend college someplace else.

Spread you assets or eggs or anything else of value. Then you have a few baskets, if you drop one its not so important.

If all the eggs were in one basket, think what might happen if that basket were to somehow fall away or otherwise break. If the eggs are in two or more baskets, even if one basket breaks, you can still make it home with eggs.

In modern times, this idiom is best seen as the investment concept of diversification. The idea is to spread (diversify) your risk across several non-related areas. That way, if one of those areas turns sour (say a company goes bankrupt), it doesn't result in a you losing everything; you can keep going with your remaining investments.

It means to concentrate your bets, putting yourself in line for either a huge payoff or big losses. If you put "all your money in one wallet," your money is either completely safe from theft, or it's all gone because someone found and stole it.
It is an idiomatic phrase meaning that one should not focus all his or her resources on one hope, possibility or avenue of success.

If you put all of your eggs in one basket when you are ready to sell them, if anything happens to the basket, all the eggs will be gone. Therefore, it is best to put the eggs into several different baskets for safekeeping - or, best to put your money or time or investment into several different things.
Putting all your eggs in one basket means in most cases: investing all of your money into one thing. The comparison is that if you put all of your eggs into one basket and something happens to the basket such as you dropping it, all of your eggs break and you have nothing left compared to distributing your eggs into two or more baskets so if something happens to the one, you still have your others eggs. If you invest all of your money into one company and the company fails, you have lost all of your money. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.
"Don't put all your eggs in one basket" is a proverb that warns against pinning all your hopes on one course of action. If you put all your eggs in one basket and then drop the basket, you will break all your eggs. Similarly, if you pin all your hopes on one course of action and it fails, then you are left with no recourse.

If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything on a single opportunity which, like eggs breaking, could go wrong.
putting all of ones hopes into one outcome example sentences: He tried out for both the football team and the cross country team, that way he didn't have all his eggs in one basket. My heart is set on going to Weston college, but I applied to four different schools to avoid having all my eggs in one basket. If Weston doesn't work out, I'm sure to attend college someplace else.
Spread you assets or eggs or anything else of value. Then you have a few baskets, if you drop one its not so important.
Putting all your eggs in one basket means in most cases: investing all of your money into one thing. The comparison is that if you put all of your eggs into one basket and something happens to the basket such as you dropping it, all of your eggs break and you have nothing left compared to distributing your eggs into two or more baskets so if something happens to the one, you still have your others eggs. If you invest all of your money into one company and the company fails, you have lost all of your money. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.
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