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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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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