Eggs in a basket, he says...
Now what is the meaning of this idiom? You have your eggs, I assume they are not just separate eggs, but eggs in a carton container of some kind. That is the correct and useful form to carry them safely any way, and if they drop, they drop, some may break, some won't.
What's this basket then? Is it a wooden basket? Like a weaved one, oldschool? Or is it just a rectangular basket, for example, with a flat bottom. To either of these, I wouldn't place my eggs separately, as they would swirl around and possibly destroyed just by being in the basket! But if I had a container for the eggs, and maybe some other stuff, celery, basil, I would carry these things all in a basket, and not be afraid of breaking any of the eggs. Why would I separate the eggs? Should I put some in my pockets, then what if I slipped? I would fall and probably all eggs would be destroyed, no matter where they are, basket, pocket, in my hands...
What a stupid idiom.
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