What's sauce for the goose

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What's sauce for the goose (is sauce for the gander).

  (British, American & Australian old-fashioned) also What's good for the goose (is good for the gander). (American & Australian old-fashioned)
something that you say to suggest that if a particular type of behaviour is acceptable for one person, it should also be acceptable for another person If your husband can go out with his friends, then surely you can go out with yours. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
See cook goose, kill the goose that lays the golden egg
See also: goose, sauce
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In an era of equality someone should remind politicians what's good for the goose should also be good for the gander.
You've heard the saying that what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
AARP and PULP say what's good for the goose should be good for the gander; if a utility company can bill its customers to push rate increases on them, customers should have funding to push back.
Seems to me what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
The social experiment, titled Before & After, was conducted in countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Germany, Argentina, Italy, and Kenya and the results confirm one fact -- what's good for the goose isn't always good for the gander.
After all, what's good for the goose is good for the gander, is it not?
But what's good for the goose is good for the gander, so go out and buy yourself something nice today.
Be very careful Faisal Fulad because what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
Well, turns out, what's good for the goose wasn't so hot for the gander.
The district Judge, Lucy Haeran Koh, may have anticipated this during the initial ruling when she said, "'And let me just say to counsel for Apple, I'm not going to be happy if you're not [sic] going to say what's good for the goose is not good for the gander.
The logic being, what's good for the goose is good for the gander.
Don't pay the legal bill, after all anyone who doesn't pay their council tax and refuses to do so aren't chased to the ends of the earth so what's good for the goose as they say .
Well, what's good for the goose is certainly good for the gander, and they must be given a chance to make an impact.
In an evolutionary sense, what's good for the goose is not always good for the gander," said Cox.
It could just be the old cynic in me, but those words of yore about what's good for the goose keep ringing in my ears.