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all one's eggs in one basket



all one's eggs in one basket pl (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) The state of having invested heavily in just one area.
    The stock market decline wouldn’t have hurt him so badly if he hadn’t had all his eggs in one basket.
  2. (idiomatic) The state of having devoted all of one’s resources to one thing.
    At his age, he won't get another shot; he really has all his eggs in this one basket.