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“Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket!”


You will hear this when someone is depending too much on one solution to a problem or they only have one option for a big life plan. It’s always a good idea to make other plans in case one doesn’t work out for you.


A: What are you doing today?

B: I’m looking for a new job. I really want this teaching job on campus! It sounds so cool.

A: That sounds great, but don’t put all of your eggs in one basket! You should look for other jobs just in case you don’t get that one.


Key words and phrases

Depend: to be controlled by or to rely on

Option: a thing that may be chosen

Just in case: if there happens to be a need


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