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Difference between Acquirement, Acquisition, Attainment and Accomplishment

Difference between Get a goose egg and Goose that lays the golden eggs

get a goose egg

1. (Sport) fail to score (also: get a duck’s egg):

  • Anytime you get a goose egg in modern-day football, it’s absolutely phenomenal.

2. (sl.) get a bump on the head:

  • I walked into a door and got a big goose egg on my forehead.

goose that lays the golden eggsa source of wealth that should not be sacrificed (in allusion to the proverb “kill the goose that lays the golden eggs”):

  • With recent developments in the airline industry, the last thing Atlanta needs is to lose faith in the goose that lays the golden eggs.