Before he introduced the world to Maverick and goose, Tony Scott was just your average ad man—save for his exceptional talent.
But even as he redistributes the golden eggs, let him say a friendly word to and about the goose that delivered them.
It does no good to goose your manufacturing exports with a devaluation if your manufacturers can't buy raw materials.
Outdoor explorer shows featuring real-life people in extreme climates tend to feature Canada goose coats, he noted.
Still, the fact that Carter was able to goose even one lawmaker into putting a bit of skin in the game is impressive.
A pretty thing to 'ave my name in all the papers about 'ere as torturing a goose!
What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander: take that in your thought too.
So you think old Slipper-Slopper would have killed the goose and eaten it himself, do you?
Cyrus, my advice to you is to go home and tell your wife not to be a goose.
Our mess had laid in a supply early in the morning: six chickens, a beef and a goose was our stock for eight men.
"a large waterfowl proverbially noted, I know not why, for foolishness" [Johnson], Old English gos, from Proto-Germanic *gans- "goose" (cf. Old Frisian gos, Old Norse gas, Old High German gans, German Gans "goose"), from PIE *ghans- (cf. Sanskrit hamsah (masc.), hansi (fem.), "goose, swan;" Greek khen; Latin anser; Polish gęś "goose;" Lithuanian zasis "goose;" Old Irish geiss "swan"), probably imitative of its honking.
Spanish ganso "goose" is from a Germanic source. Loss of "n" sound is normal before "s." Plural form geese is an example of i-mutation.
Meaning "simpleton" is from 1540s. To cook one's goose first attested 1845, of unknown origin; attempts to connect it to Swedish history and Greek fables have been unconvincing. Goose egg "zero" first attested 1866 in baseball slang. The goose that laid the golden egg is from Aesop.
"jab in the rear," c.1880, from goose (n.), possibly from resemblance of the upturned thumb to a goose's beak. Related: Goosed; goosing. In 19c. theatrical slang, to be goosed meant "to be hissed" (by 1818).
[fr the presumed prodding action of an angry goose; influenced by an earlier sense, ''to do the sex act to; screw,'' where the instrument is a tailor's goose, a smoothing iron with a curved handle, found by 1690]