golden goose

 The prize; valuable asset. The golden goose is used in many fairy tales as a magical source of wealth.
 ► “Draconian changes in the province [Hong Kong] may kill the golden goose.” (Mary Kay Magstad, “Marketplace,” National Public Radio, Jan. 9, 1996)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • golden goose — noun singular INFORMAL something that will continue to make someone very rich or successful for a long time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • golden goose — ► NOUN ▪ a continuing source of wealth or profit that may be exhausted if it is misused …   English terms dictionary

  • Golden Goose — The Golden Goose ( de. Die goldene Gans) is a fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm (Tale 64). Several elements in its narrative structure follow formulaic elements in the methodology that was formulated by Antti Aarne and his translator… …   Wikipedia

  • golden goose — a legendary goose that laid one golden egg a day and was killed by its impatient owner, who wanted all the gold immediately. * * * golden goose (or the goose that lays the golden egg) see ↑goose, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑golden * * * ˌgolden ˈgoose 7 …   Useful english dictionary

  • golden goose — a legendary goose that laid one golden egg a day and was killed by its impatient owner, who wanted all the gold immediately. * * * …   Universalium

  • golden goose — noun a continuing source of wealth or profit that may be exhausted if it is misused. See also kill the goose that lays the golden eggs at egg1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • golden goose — UK / US noun [singular] informal something that will continue to make someone very rich or successful for a long time …   English dictionary

  • Guesthouse Golden Goose — (Киттиля,Финляндия) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Valtatie 42, 99100 Кит …   Каталог отелей

  • the golden goose — (or the goose that lays the golden egg) : something that is a very good source of money or business The city s leaders don t want to do anything that could kill the golden goose of tourism. • • • Main Entry: ↑goose …   Useful english dictionary

  • Goose (disambiguation) — Goose may refer to:Birds* One of several wild bird species in the family Anatidae: ** Goose, birds in the subfamily Anserinae of the Anatidae ** Magpie goose, bird in the closely related family Anseranatidae ** Pygmy goose, birds in the genus… …   Wikipedia

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