What is another word for walking on eggs?

97 synonyms found


[ wˈɔːkɪŋ ˌɒn ˈɛɡz], [ wˈɔːkɪŋ ˌɒn ˈɛɡz], [ w_ˈɔː_k_ɪ_ŋ ˌɒ_n ˈɛ_ɡ_z]

How to use "Walking on eggs" in context?

The legend of the magically hard-boiled egg is widespread and precedes written history. It is said that some ancient peoples managed to preserve eggs by boiling them so vigorously that the eggshells shattered while the egg was still in its liquid state. Legend has it that those who walked on eggs before their shells cracked were granted some form of protection or immunity.

The practice of walking on eggs is still used as a magical charm today. Powdered eggs are often sprinkled over the laps of people who are about to undergo surgery to make them more comfortable. Similarly, broken eggs are also said to have protective properties.

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