to egg on


to egg on
Побудить кого-либо к чему-либо (обычно к плохому, неблаговидному). Это выражение относится не к egg (яйцо), а к edge (край). Имеется в виду приближение к границе нормального, культурного поведения.

The crowd egged the boxers on, despite the fact that both of them were clearly exhausted. — Зрители подстрекали боксёров продолжать бой, несмотря на то что оба явно смертельно устали.


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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