Have you ever thought about the numerous ways American English has adopted expressions that contain references to agriculture? In just a few minutes, I jotted down more than 50 expressions that have roots in agricultural- or natural-resources-related fields. Here are few of my favorites.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket – refers to keeping your options open or not expending all your resources on one course of action.

Jeff Burbrink is a Purdue Extension educator in Elkhart County. He can be reached at 574-533-0554 or jburbrink@purdue.edu.

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