goose egg


Definition of goose egg

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

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Synonyms for goose egg


aught, cipher, naught (also nought), nil, nothing, o, oh, zero, zilch, zip

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Examples of goose egg in a Sentence

They put another goose egg up on the scoreboard. was such a bad bowler that his final score was a big, fat goose egg

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Try zero, zip, zilch, nada, nil, nix, nothing, bupkis, goose egg. Mark Dawidziak,, "‘Game of Thrones’ wins most nominations for worst season," 18 July 2019 Our public servants should do what’s needed to bring the park into environmental balance and try to keep it that way by addling goose eggs every year. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Defending culling of geese; Culling angers Canadian; If the shoe fits…; Give that team a raise (7/10/19)," 10 July 2019 Main culprits in this goose egg mania, of course, are Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch, who have combined to win nine of the first 14 races. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Kyle Larson roars into his best NASCAR track with three-race winning streak at Michigan," 7 June 2018 Loser: Robert Lewandowski Poland’s captain and all-time leading scorer has put up a big goose egg this tournament. Tim Bannon,, "World Cup winners and losers, Week 2: Burger King, own goals, Fox, flaming wallet and more," 25 June 2018 By her tally, unsteady Mexico ranks at the top (having achieved five of Moyo’s milestones) while Europe’s economic engine, Germany, ranks at the bottom, with a goose egg. Steven Rattner, New York Times, "Dambisa Moyo’s Proposals for Saving Democracy," 7 June 2018 The narrative that Harbaugh's quarterback tutelage has been a mess for three years at Michigan is flawed, because things were headed toward a good place before Speight turned in a goose egg and wrecked a shoulder in game 10 of 2016. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "If Michigan QBs return to efficiency, Jim Harbaugh's offense can reignite," 30 May 2018 Thankful Thursdays There will be raw dog food, Denali Dog Treats, Alaska Sprouts, local honey, fresh chicken and goose eggs, salsa, Alaska seafood, grass fed beef and birch syrup. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Spenard Farmers Market kicks off this weekend; here’s what will be there," 16 May 2018 Tristan Thompson had 8 points, George Hill 3, and J.R. Smith was 0 for 7 for a goose egg. New York Times, "In a 2-0 Hole, Cavaliers Need to Give LeBron James Some Help," 16 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of goose egg

US, informal : a score of zero

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