golden goose


noun

a legendary goose that laid one golden egg a day and was killed by its impatient owner, who wanted all the gold immediately.

Nearby words

  1. golden fizz,
  2. golden fleece,
  3. golden gate,
  4. golden gate bridge,
  5. golden goal,
  6. golden gram,
  7. golden hamster,
  8. golden handcuffs,
  9. golden handshake,
  10. golden hello

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British Dictionary definitions for golden goose

golden goose

noun

a goose in folklore that laid a golden egg a day until its greedy owner killed it in an attempt to get all the gold at once
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