Last modified on 20 November 2014, at 14:25

sure as eggs is eggs

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

A corruption of as sure as x is x.

AdverbEdit

sure as eggs is eggs (not comparable)

  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.