Definition of golden goose in English:

golden goose

Line breaks: gold¦en goose

noun

  • A continuing source of wealth or profit that may be exhausted if it is misused: they were killing the golden goose of tourism See also kill the goose that lays the golden eggs at egg1.
    More example sentences
    • The Bells, regarding local services as their proprietary golden goose, successfully sued to gain control over such access and pricing.
    • A domestic tourism market may not be the golden goose so keenly coveted by hoteliers, restaurateurs and others, but it is at least a solid silver or sturdy bronze one.
    • Last week, as Amazon.com shares took a tumble, they must have been asking if their golden goose was about to be slain.

More definitions of golden goose

Definition of golden goose in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw