DYK: Lay an egg – the phrase seems to be connected with sports

Lay and egg – This phrase thus seems to be unrelated to the “zero” sense of the word egg, though it’s possible that its use in sporting contexts is influenced by it.lay an egg

Some believe it originated in from the British sport of cricket. When you fail to score, you get a zero – which looks like an egg. The term is also taken from baseball, where a zero is a “goose egg

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