cook someone's goose
Definition of cook someone's goose
: 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
: some person : somebody
: 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
: to poke between the buttocks with an upward thrust
: to increase the activity, speed, power, intensity, or amount of : spur
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