eggs in one basket


eggs in one basket
 All one’s money in one investment.
 ► “ ‘You don’t want to have all your eggs in one basket, which is bad for any investment,’ says Harry Markowitz, who won the Nobel in 1990 for his work on the theory of portfolio diversification.” (Wall Street Journal, July 15, 1996, p. C1)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • put all your eggs in one basket — phrase to depend completely on just one idea, plan, or person so that you have no other possibilities if things go wrong The basic advice with investment is don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Thesaurus: to depend on or trust someone or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put all one's eggs in one basket — {v. phr.} To place all your efforts, interests, or hopes in a single person or thing. * /Going steady in high school is putting all your eggs in one basket too soon./ * /To buy stock in a single company is to put all your eggs in one basket./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put all one's eggs in one basket — {v. phr.} To place all your efforts, interests, or hopes in a single person or thing. * /Going steady in high school is putting all your eggs in one basket too soon./ * /To buy stock in a single company is to put all your eggs in one basket./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • don’t put all your eggs in one basket — Don’t chance everything on a single venture, but spread your risk. To put all one’s eggs in one basket is commonly used as a metaphorical phrase. 1662 G. TORRIANO Italian Proverbial Phrases 125 To put all ones Eggs in a Paniard, viz. to hazard… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • all your eggs in one basket —    If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything at once, instead of trying to spread the risk. (This is often used as a negative imperative Don t put all your eggs in one basket . Have your eggs in one basket is also used.)… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket — is a idiomatic phrase meaning that one should not focus all his or her resources on one hope, possibility or avenue of success. IdentificationBecause of how common this expression is used in daily life, it is sometimes classified as a… …   Wikipedia

  • all your eggs in one basket — If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything at once, instead of trying to spread the risk. (This is often used as a negative imperative Don t put all your eggs in one basket . Have your eggs in one basket is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • put\ all\ one's\ eggs\ in\ one\ basket — v. phr. To place all your efforts, interests, or hopes in a single person or thing. Going steady in high school is putting all your eggs in one basket too soon. To buy stock in a single company is to put all your eggs in one basket. He has… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • all one's eggs in one basket — noun a) 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 b) The state of having devoted all of one’s resources to one thing at his age he… …   Wiktionary

  • put all your eggs in one basket — If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything on a single opportunity which, like eggs breaking, could go wrong …   The small dictionary of idiomes