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a wild goose never laid a tame eggmost things are inherited and predeterminedRate it:

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wild-goose chaseA futile search, a fruitless errand; a useless and often lengthy pursuit.Rate it:

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wild-goose chaseA task whose execution is inordinately complex relative to the value of the outcome.Rate it:

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best laid plansA proverbial expression used to signify the futility of making detailed plans when the outcome is uncertain.Rate it:

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get laidTo have sex.Rate it:

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get laidUsed other than as an idiom: see get, laid.Rate it:

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Hawaiian gooseThe nene, Branta sandvicensis.Rate it:

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golden gooseSomething that generates much profit or gives great advantages.Rate it:

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goose is cookedAll hope is gone; there is no possibility of success.Rate it:

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Hawaiian gooseUsed other than as an idiom: see Hawaiian, goose.Rate it:

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kill the goose that lays the golden eggsTo seek short term gain at the sacrifice of long term profit.Rate it:

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not to be able to say boo to a gooseto be extremely timid or diffident (wouldn't say boo to a goose)Rate it:

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sauce for the gooseA short form of what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the ganderRate it:

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the old woman is plucking her gooseIt is snowing.Rate it:

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what's good for the goose is good for the ganderWhat is good for a woman is equally good for a man; or, what a woman can have or do, so can a man have or do. This comes from an earlier proverb, "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander."Rate it:

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what's good for the goose is good for the ganderWhat is good for one type is equally good for another type, despite any irrelevant differences between the types.Rate it:

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what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the ganderIf something is acceptable for one person, it is acceptable for another.Rate it:

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wouldn't say boo to a gooseDescribing a quiet, exceptionally shy person.Rate it:

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egg onTo encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.Rate it:

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bad eggSomeone whose behaviour is reprehensible or irresponsible; a rogue.Rate it:

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bad eggdisreputable characterRate it:

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better an egg today than a hen tomorrowIt is better to have a sure thing now than a possibility of more later.Rate it:

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curate's eggA thing which has good and bad parts.Rate it:

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egg somebody onTo tease, provoke or encourage.Rate it:

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egg whitealbumenRate it:

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good eggA good person, someone to be trusted; a friend.Rate it:

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have egg on one's faceTo suffer embarrassment or humiliation; to damage one's reputation.Rate it:

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lay an eggTo produce a failure or flop; to do something which is unsuccessful.Rate it:

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lay an eggTo produce an egg.Rate it:

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lay an eggThe act or performance which is substandard in one's capability. An act or performance which is substandard or below the typical level of one's usual production or output: An act, production or presentation of a noxious, negative, repulsive, boorish nature:Rate it:

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nest eggA natural or artificial egg placed in a bird's nest, to encourage the bird to lay its own eggs there.Rate it:

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nest eggA savings; a reserve of money.Rate it:

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go wildGo ahead; do as you please used to grant permission for or to give endorsement of a suggestion or proposal, especially when the speaker is not interested in the outcome of the proposal.Rate it:

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run wildto go unchecked, to be out of controlRate it:

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sow one's wild oatsTo indulge in a period of irresponsible behavior, particularly sexually; Often used in reference to young adults or to the recently divorced.Rate it:

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sow one's wild oatsTo spread one's genes around by impregnating many females.Rate it:

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walk on the wild sideAn occasion or incident involving adventurous, risky, or morally questionable behavior.Rate it:

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walk on the wild sideTo behave in an adventurous, risky, or morally questionable manner.Rate it:

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wild cherryUsed other than as an idiom: see wild, cherry.Rate it:

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wild cherryThe uncultivated cherry tree, Prunus avium, native to Europe and western Asia.Rate it:

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wild cherryPrunus serotina of North America.Rate it:

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wild cherryThe fruit of these trees.Rate it:

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wild horsesA force not subject to human control and normally stronger than a man.Rate it:

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wild horsesPlural form of wild horse.Rate it:

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wild turkeyUsed other than as an idiom: see wild, turkey.Rate it:

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wild turkeyA large gamebird, Meleagris gallopavo, native to North America.Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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never a dull momenta reflective sigh, lament relative to possible or actual undesirable conditions or developmentsRate it:

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never look a gift horse in the mouthAlternative form of don't look a gift horse in the mouth.Rate it:

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the course of true love never did run smoothThere will always be problems in a relationship.Rate it:

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