Basket of Eggs

hills of Downs in Northern Ireland

Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games. 2013.

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  • basket — [[t]bɑ͟ːskɪt, bæ̱s [/t]] baskets 1) N COUNT A basket is a stiff container that is used for carrying or storing objects. Baskets are made from thin strips of materials such as straw, plastic, or wire woven together. ...big wicker picnic baskets… …   English dictionary

  • basket — bas|ket S3 [ˈba:skıt US ˈbæ ] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from an unrecorded Old North French baskot, from Latin bascauda bowl for washing dishes ] 1.) a container made of thin pieces of plastic, wire, or wood woven together, used to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Basket of Wild Flowers (Fabergé egg) — The Basket of Wild Flowers egg (or the Flower Basket egg) is a jewelled enameled Easter egg [http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/eGallery/object.asp?category=BJFABERGE object=40098 row=230 Royal Collection Basket of Flowers egg ] ] made under the… …   Wikipedia

  • basket — noun (C) 1 a container made of thin pieces of plastic, wire, or wood woven together, used to carry things or put things in: a shopping basket | clothes/laundry basket (=for putting dirty clothes in) 2 a net with a hole at the bottom hung from a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • eggs in one basket —  All one’s money in one investment.  ► “ ‘You don’t want to have all your eggs in one basket, which is bad for any investment,’ says Harry Markowitz, who won the Nobel in 1990 for his work on the theory of portfolio diversification.” (Wall Street …   American business jargon

  • basket — See: PUT ALL ONE S EGGS IN ONE BASKET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • basket — See: PUT ALL ONE S EGGS IN ONE BASKET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • basket — See: put all one s eggs in one basket …   Словарь американских идиом

  • basket — see don’t put all your eggs in one basket …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • put all your eggs in one basket — phrase to depend completely on just one idea, plan, or person so that you have no other possibilities if things go wrong The basic advice with investment is don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Thesaurus: to depend on or trust someone or… …   Useful english dictionary

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