don’t put all your eggs in one basket

don’t put all your eggs in one basket


  • 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


  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.


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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When I collect egg from chicken I place egg in one basket. Easier to carry and after loosing breakfast from dropping basket once you learn to not drop basket

- Anonymous April 24, 2020

Good we can learnt good good

- Pushti March 7, 2019

Nice, now by reading these sentences I can write idioms on my own.

- Riya September 26, 2018

Nicely described about the proverb.
Everything done systematically. 😃

- Hridya July 16, 2018

There is no story

- Anonymous March 13, 2018

Superb examples and meaning. 😘 😊

- Sammayra December 19, 2017

Good advice

- Anonymous October 26, 2017

This is a candid advice for the wise

- Ogunmakin Michael October 5, 2017

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