Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Idiom

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Definition

To diversify one’s investments or efforts so as not to be dependent on one source.

Examples

I’m investing in multiple stocks so that I don’t put all my eggs in one basket

He spread his job applications out so that he wouldn’t put all his eggs in one basket

Origin

Unknown, but used since the late 16th century.

FAQs

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