Last modified on 20 June 2013, at 00:48

sure as eggs is eggs

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A corruption of as sure as x is x.

AdverbEdit

sure as eggs is eggs

  1. (simile, colloquial) Absolutely certain.
    At this time of year, sure as eggs is eggs, the TV starts filling with Christmas ads for toys.

Usage notesEdit

  • The ungrammatical "is" is commonly used in this set phrase.