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goose is cooked

All hope is gone; there is no possibility of success.

Etymology:

  • Unclear. Unconvincing claims have been made of the term's origin in Aesop's Fables and in Swedish history.
  • Attested as cook someone's goose from 1845.
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If he doesn't win the next round, then his goose is cooked.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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гусь приготовлен

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