Definition of golden goose in English:

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golden goose


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.
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  • 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 shares took a tumble, they must have been asking if their golden goose was about to be slain.

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