protect eggs
 v. phr.— «The coaches met Tuesday about implementing an early signing period, similar to what the NCAA employs for men’s and women’s basketball.…“It helps everyone. You don’t have to babysit (a committed prospect) or protect eggs, as they call it, every week,” said Johnson, adding the measure would save schools money on recruiting costs. “Let them enjoy their lives and senior seasons. We can concentrate on guys who haven’t signed.”» —“Football coaches debate early signing period” by Joseph Person The State (Columbia, South Carolina) May 30, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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