kill the goose that lays the golden egg

kill the goose that lays the golden egg
destroy a reliable and valuable source of income
Origin:
with allusion to one of Aesop's fables

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kill the goose that lays the golden ˈegg/ˈeggs idiom
(saying) to destroy sth that would make you rich, successful, etc.
Main entry:killidiom

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  • kill the goose that lays the golden egg — kill the goose that lays the golden egg(s) ► to destroy the thing that makes you the most money, or stop it from making money: »Raising entry prices to tourist attractions will kill the goose that lays the golden egg for this town. No one will… …   Financial and business terms

  • kill the goose that lays the golden egg — If you kill the goose that lays the golden egg, you ruin something that is very profitable …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • kill the goose that lays the golden egg —    If you kill the goose that lays the golden egg, you ruin something that is very profitable.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • kill the goose that lays the golden egg — to destroy something that makes a lot of money. If you sell your shares now, you could be killing the goose that lays the golden egg …   New idioms dictionary

  • kill the goose that lays the golden eggs — kill the goose that lays the golden egg(s) ► to destroy the thing that makes you the most money, or stop it from making money: »Raising entry prices to tourist attractions will kill the goose that lays the golden egg for this town. No one will… …   Financial and business terms

  • (the) goose that lays the golden eggs — the goose that lays the golden eggs phrase a person or thing that provides money You need to make sure you don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg. Thesaurus: relating to making profitsynonym Main entry: goose …   Useful english dictionary

  • kill the goose that lays the golden eggs — kill the goose that lays the golden ˈegg/ˈeggs idiom (saying) to destroy sth that would make you rich, successful, etc. Main entry: ↑killidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • kill the goose that lays the golden eggs — ► kill the goose that lays the golden eggs destroy a reliable and valuable source of income. [ORIGIN: with allusion to one of Aesop s fables.] Main Entry: ↑egg …   English terms dictionary

  • the goose that lays the golden eggs — a person or thing that provides money You need to make sure you don t kill the goose that lays the golden egg …   English dictionary

  • kill the goose that lays the golden eggs — destroy a reliable and valuable source of income. [with allusion to one of Aesop s fables.] → egg …   English new terms dictionary

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