What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander

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Any decision or rule that applies to one person must be applied to the others especially of the same group

Etymology:

  • In this expression “gander” is the male species of goose. This phrase is used to say that whatever is appropriate for the female is also appropriate for the make goose too. Although at the first instant it seems that the comparison is made only between the two sexes, but today the words “goose” and “gander” are used to refer to any person or group persons. Moreover, the word “good” in this idiom can be used to compare some negative effects also.
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The rules of the game are not specifically for the traveling team. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

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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."
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.
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