what's good for the goose is good for the gander


what's good for the goose is good for the gander
What's good for the goose is good for the gander
This idiom means that the sexes should be treated the same way and not be subjected to different standards.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • what's good for the goose is good for the gander — what’s good for the goose is good for the gander what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander phrase used for saying that if something is good or acceptable for one person it is therefore good or acceptable for another person Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander — What is suitable for a woman is suitable for a man. The proverb is also occasionally used in non sexist contexts. 1670 J. RAY English Proverbs 98 That that’s good sawce for a goose, is good for a gander... This is a woman’s Proverb. 1692 R.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander — what s sauce (or good) for the goose is sauce (or good) for the gander proverb what is appropriate in one case is also appropriate in the other case in question * * * what s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander see ↑goose, 1 • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • what's good for the goose is good for the gander — or what s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander used for saying that if something is good or acceptable for one person it is therefore good or acceptable for another person …   English dictionary

  • what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander — what s good for the goose is good for the gander or what s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander used for saying that if something is good or acceptable for one person it is therefore good or acceptable for another person …   English dictionary

  • what's good for the goose is good for the gander — rules that apply to the wife also apply to the husband, tit for tat    If you need a holiday, so do I! What s good for the goose is good for the gander …   English idioms

  • what's good for the goose is good for the gander —    This idiom means that the sexes should be treated the same way and not be subjected to different standards.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • What's good for the goose is good for the gander —   This idiom means that the sexes should be treated the same way and not be subjected to different standards …   Dictionary of English idioms

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  • goose — goose1 [ gus ] (plural geese [ gis ] ) noun 1. ) count or uncount a large white or gray bird with a long beak called a bill. A male goose is called a gander and a young goose is called a gosling. A group of geese is called a flock. a ) uncount… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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