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sure as eggs is eggs

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Brewer suggests a corruption of as sure as x is x. An alternative is the change of plural from Middle English eyren to eggs.

AdverbEdit

sure as eggs is eggs (not comparable)

  1. (simile, colloquial) Most certainly.
    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.