cook someone's goose

Definition of cook someone's goose

informal
: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

cook play
  1. : a person who prepares food for eating

  2. : a technical or industrial process comparable to cooking food

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

  2. : to undergo the action of being cooked

  3. : occur, happen

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

goose play
  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

  2. : a female goose as distinguished from a gander

  3. : simpleton, dolt

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

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


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