goose egg


Definition of goose egg

: zero, nothing especially : a score of zero in a game or contest

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They put another goose egg up on the scoreboard. was such a bad bowler that his final score was a big, fat goose egg
Recent Examples on the Web Even more concerning than their seven goals against in the last two games is their goose egg in the goals-for column. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Amid injuries, Arizona Coyotes seeing just how much they've relied on goaltending," 11 Jan. 2020 The goose egg isn’t totally a surprise even for a program as good as Baylor. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, "Baylor’s early conference wins turn heads around the Big 12," 10 Jan. 2020 Examining a dark stone the size of a goose egg, Mackie turns to me and points out the rock’s pitted end, which is where it was used to strike objects in the toolmaking process. Rafal Gerszak, Smithsonian, "It’s one of the greatest mysteries of our time. But archaeologists and even geneticists are closer than ever to understanding when humans made the first bold journey to the Americas," 19 Dec. 2019 But there is no more regrettable pain than having a star player post a goose egg in a Thursday night game. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, "The Loop Fantasy Football Update Week 13: Last-minute moves," 1 Dec. 2019 Prediction Jets 23, Bengals 17 The JETS (-167) are expected to add to the misery of the Bengals (+135) and keep them with a goose egg in the win column. Ken Pomponio, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals odds, picks and best bets," 30 Nov. 2019 In the four games before Doyle went down with a season-ending kidney injury in Week 12, Ebron averaged 3.3 targets per game, and had a goose egg against the Titans in Week 11. Michael Beller,, "Fantasy Football: Patrick Mahomes, Todd Gurley Among Early 2019 Potential Busts," 7 June 2019 After catching four passes for only 32 yards and a fumble in Week 1 against the 49ers, Howard put up a giant goose egg in Week 2 on national TV against the Panthers. Si Fantasy Staff,, "Fantasy Football: O.J. Howard Is a Must-Start in Week 3," 19 Sep. 2019 The hosts posted a goose egg on their first two visits inside the Bears’ 20 and were just 1-for-3 on the day. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "Broncos comeback kicked aside by Bears in Denver’s first home opener loss since 2011," 15 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of goose egg

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of goose egg was in 1866

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25 Jan 2020

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“Goose egg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of goose egg

US, informal : a score of zero

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