Meaning of Idiom ‘Last One In is a Rotten Egg’
Last one in is a rotten egg is used by children (or by adults with humor) as a way to urge others to join in. It especially refers to jumping into water. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Examples Of Use
“Last one in is a rotten egg!” yelled Susan, jumping into the pool.
“C’mon, the water isn’t that bad. Last one in is a rotten egg!”
“This is where the party is,” said Ed. “Last one inside is a rotten egg.”
“Last one in is a rotten egg,” someone yelled, causing the kids to stampede toward the swimming hole.
Used since at least the 1950’s.
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|1.||↲||Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.|