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cook someone's goose

Definition of cook someone's goose

informal

  1. :  to make it certain that someone will fail, lose, etc. <They were already trailing, and that last goal really cooked their goose.> <Their goose was cooked after that last goal.>



Word by Word Definitions

cookplay
  1. :  a person who prepares food for eating

    :  a technical or industrial process comparable to cooking food

    :  a substance so processed

  1. :  to prepare food for eating especially by means of heat

    :  to undergo the action of being cooked

    :  occur, happen

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

gooseplay
  1. :  any of numerous large waterfowl (family Anatidae) that are intermediate between the swans and ducks and have long necks, feathered lores, and reticulate tarsi

    :  a female goose as distinguished from a gander

    :  simpleton, dolt

  1. :  to poke between the buttocks with an upward thrust

    :  to increase the activity, speed, power, intensity, or amount of :  spur


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