the goose that lays the golden eggs

the goose that lays the golden eggs
a person or thing that provides money

You need to make sure you don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg.


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  • the goose that lays the golden eggs — the goose that lays the golden egg(s) ► the thing that makes you the most money: »The fuel and energy sector is the goose that lays the golden eggs. Main Entry: ↑goose …   Financial and business terms

  • The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs — is one of many fables attributed to Aesop, and one that can be found in a compilation of his works cited and sourced at the bottom of this article. It is very popular, as are many of his fables, which also include The Fox and the Grapes, The Boy… …   Wikipedia

  • (the) goose that lays the golden eggs — the goose that lays the golden eggs phrase a person or thing that provides money You need to make sure you don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg. Thesaurus: relating to making profitsynonym Main entry: goose …   Useful english dictionary

  • the goose that lays the golden eggs — see ↑golden goose under ↑golden • • • Main Entry: ↑goose …   Useful english dictionary

  • the goose that lays the golden egg — the goose that lays the golden egg(s) ► the thing that makes you the most money: »The fuel and energy sector is the goose that lays the golden eggs. Main Entry: ↑goose …   Financial and business terms

  • kill the goose that lays the golden eggs — kill the goose that lays the golden egg(s) ► to destroy the thing that makes you the most money, or stop it from making money: »Raising entry prices to tourist attractions will kill the goose that lays the golden egg for this town. No one will… …   Financial and business terms

  • kill the goose that lays the golden eggs — kill the goose that lays the golden ˈegg/ˈeggs idiom (saying) to destroy sth that would make you rich, successful, etc. Main entry: ↑killidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • kill the goose that lays the golden eggs — ► kill the goose that lays the golden eggs destroy a reliable and valuable source of income. [ORIGIN: with allusion to one of Aesop s fables.] Main Entry: ↑egg …   English terms dictionary

  • kill the goose that lays the golden egg — destroy a reliable and valuable source of income Origin: with allusion to one of Aesop s fables * * * kill the goose that lays the golden ˈegg/ˈeggs idiom (saying) to destroy sth that would make you rich, successful, etc. Main entry: ↑killidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • kill the goose that lays the golden eggs — lose or destroy the source of wealth    If we pollute the environment, we kill the goose we lose it all …   English idioms

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