don't kill the goose that lays golden eggs

do not ruin a good thing by being overly desirous

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • (the) goose that lays the golden eggs — the goose that lays the golden eggs phrase a person or thing that provides money You need to make sure you don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg. Thesaurus: relating to making profitsynonym Main entry: goose …   Useful english dictionary

  • the goose that lays the golden eggs — a person or thing that provides money You need to make sure you don t kill the goose that lays the golden egg …   English dictionary

  • egg — Ⅰ. egg [1] ► NOUN 1) an oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate and containing an ovum which if fertilized can develop into a new organism. 2) an infertile egg of the domestic hen, used for food. 3) Biology the… …   English terms dictionary

  • eggy — Ⅰ. egg [1] ► NOUN 1) an oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate and containing an ovum which if fertilized can develop into a new organism. 2) an infertile egg of the domestic hen, used for food. 3) Biology the… …   English terms dictionary

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium


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