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 Explaining that goose egg to his mother didn't go over well. Steve Straessle, Arkansas Online, "Snow day," 20 Feb. 2021 However, all three contestants that episode fumbled their responses for a big goose egg on that clue. Matt Wake |, al, "Alabama-related ’Jeopardy!’ clues from over the years," 8 Nov. 2020 Despite posting a goose egg in the postseason, Dalton was above average on the field in his career as a Bengal. Tyler Dragon,, "Cincinnati Bengals release quarterback Andy Dalton after nine seasons," 30 Apr. 2020 Blue Goose Cantina, which serves Tex-Mex dishes, has created a family-style menu of fajitas, enchiladas, tacos and a botanas platter — a sampling of nachos, quesadillas, flautas and goose eggs. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, "Restaurants in Frisco that will deliver food or offer curbside pickup during coronavirus outbreak," 18 Mar. 2020 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

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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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28 Feb 2021

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“Goose egg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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US, informal : a score of zero

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