The British Idiom – Curate’s egg
Definition of Curate’s egg
A curate’s egg is something which has a mix of good and bad points. The origin of this idiom lie in the British magazine, Punch, which ran a cartoon showing a curate trying to eat a bad egg given to him by his bishop, saying that while part of it was bad, some of it was excellent.
Examples of Usage of Curate’s egg
Although there is much to be admired in your design, Sir, it still resembles a curate’s egg. I would say that the film was something of a curate’s egg and seems to have been put together by a committee intent on pleasing everybody.
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