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

If something is good, acceptable, or beneficial for one person, it is or should be equally so for another person or persons as well. Well I guess if you are entitled to stay out until all hours, then I'll do the same. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, right?
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What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

Prov. What is good for one person is good for another.; What is good for the man in a couple is good for the woman. Jane: You're overweight; you should get more exercise. Alan: But I don't really have time to exercise. Jane: When I was overweight, you told me to exercise; what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
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what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

OLD-FASHIONED
People say what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander when they are arguing that a rule that applies to one person should apply to others, because people should be treated equally. If a man can marry someone twenty years younger than him, why can't a woman? What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
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what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

what is appropriate in one case is also appropriate in the other case in question. proverb
This expression is often used as a statement that what is right or wrong for one sex is right or wrong for the other as well. John Ray , who was the first to record this saying (in his English Proverbs of 1670 ), remarked ‘This is a woman's Proverb’.
1998 New Scientist What is sauce for the US goose is sauce for the Iraqi gander!
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what’s ˌsauce for the ˌgoose is ˌsauce for the ˈgander

(old-fashioned, saying) if one partner in a marriage or relationship can behave in a particular way, then the other partner should also be allowed to behave in this way: If she can go out with her friends, why can’t I? What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
A gander is a male goose.
See also: gander, goose, sauce
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What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander and if a majority of those voting is enough for a powerful figure such as a Premier, it should suffice for a trade union ballot.
A clear case of what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
After all, what's sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander, as the saying goes.
Fair's fair Colin, and what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
But what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, and growth in Ireland's smaller airports has seen journey times slashed as flights pour in from all around the UK.
Surely what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander?
One man's meat is another man's poison; but what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander as far as Taz Jones, pictured, is concerned.
What has changed, however, is that women have caught on to the fact that what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
You guessed it: Waters and Kuehl, who obviously can't stand the taste of their own medicine, don't think that what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander and can dish it out but can't take it.
What's sauce for the goose has to be sauce for the gander.
What's sauce for the goose should be sauce for the gander.
He keeps saying what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander but it isn't.
WHAT'S sauce for the goose is even saucier for the gander.
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