cook one's goose
phrasal to make one's failure or ruin certain

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cook one's goose — {v. phr.}, {slang} To ruin someone hopelessly; destroy one s future expectations or good name. * /The bank treasurer cooked his own goose when he stole the bank s funds./ * /She cooked John s goose by reporting what she knew to the police./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cook one's goose — {v. phr.}, {slang} To ruin someone hopelessly; destroy one s future expectations or good name. * /The bank treasurer cooked his own goose when he stole the bank s funds./ * /She cooked John s goose by reporting what she knew to the police./ *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cook\ one's\ goose — v. phr. slang To ruin someone hopelessly; destroy one s future expectations or good name. The bank treasurer cooked his own goose when he stole the bank s funds. She cooked John s goose by reporting what she knew to the police. The dishonest… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cook one's goose — ruin one s chances She really cooked her own goose and has no chance of getting the new job …   Idioms and examples

  • cook one's goose —  Bring one to ruin. Place one in a difficulty …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • cook one's goose — kill someone, give someone what they have coming, put an end to someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cook one's goose — phrasal : to settle, undo, or ruin (a person) irretrievably …   Useful english dictionary

  • goose — a large waterfowl proverbially noted, I know not why, for foolishness [Johnson], O.E. gos, from P.Gmc. *gans goose (Cf. O.Fris. gos, O.N. gas, O.H.G. gans, Ger. Gans goose ), from PIE *ghans (Cf. Skt. hamsah, masc., hansi, fem., goose, swan; Gk …   Etymology dictionary

  • cook — cook1 cookable, adj. cookless, adj. /kook/, v.t. 1. to prepare (food) by the use of heat, as by boiling, baking, or roasting. 2. to subject (anything) to the application of heat. 3. Slang. to ruin; spoil. 4. Informal. to falsify, as accounts: to… …   Universalium

  • goose — See: COOK ONE S GOOSE, FOX AND GEESE, KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG, GONE GOOSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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