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.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Modified by acronimous on October 23, 2020

Additional definitions for 'what's good for the goose is good for the gander':

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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ما هو جيد بالنسبة للأوز هو أمر جيد للالأولى

to, co je dobré pro husí, je dobré pro gander

Was für die Gans gut ist, ist gut für den Betrachter

αυτό που είναι καλό για την χήνα είναι καλό για τον gander

kio estas bona por la ansero bonas por la enuo

lo que es bueno para el ganso es bueno para el ganso

ce qui est bon pour l'oie est bon pour le jars

हंस के लिए क्या अच्छा है क्या गांदर के लिए अच्छा है

ami jó a liba számára, jó az öblösnek

apa yang baik untuk angsa itu baik untuk memandang sebentar

ciò che è buono per l'oca è buono per il gander

מה שטוב לאווז זה טוב לגנדר

거위에게 좋은 것은 갠더에게 좋다

Quid enim bonum est bonum Philemon anserem prehendere gander

wat goed is voor de gans, is goed voor de gander

hva som er bra for gåsa, er bra for gander

co jest dobre dla gęsi, jest dobre dla gąsiora

o que é bom para o ganso é bom para o gander

что хорошо для гуся, то хорошо для гусенка

vad som är bra för gåsen är bra för gander

வாத்துக்கு எது நல்லது என்பது கேண்டருக்கு நல்லது

וואָס איז גוט פֿאַר די גאַנדז איז גוט פֿאַר די גאַנדער

对鹅有好处对甘德有好处

對鵝有什麼好處對鵝也有好處

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