the goose that lays the golden egg

Definition of the goose that lays the golden egg

  1. :  something that is a very good source of money or business

Word by Word Definitions

  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

    :  a female goose as distinguished from a gander

    :  simpleton, dolt

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

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

layplay lays
  1. :  to beat or strike down with force

    :  to put or set down

    :  to place for rest or sleep

  1. :  covert, lair

    :  something (such as a layer) that lies or is laid (see 1lay)

    :  line of action :  plan

  1. : past tense oflie

  1. :  a simple narrative poem :  ballad

    :  melody, song

  1. :  of or relating to the laity :  not ecclesiastical

    :  of or relating to members of a religious house occupied with domestic or manual work

    :  not of a particular profession

  1. :  consisting of, relating to, or containing gold

    :  being or having the color gold or the color of gold

    :  blond

  1. :  the hard-shelled reproductive body produced by a bird and especially by the common domestic chicken

    :  its contents used as food

    :  an animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum together with its nutritive and protective envelopes and having the capacity to develop into a new individual capable of independent existence

  1. :  to cover with egg

    :  to pelt with eggs

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