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boo someone off the stageand boo someone off
to jeer and hoot, causing a performer to leave the stage. The rude audience booed the performer off the stage. The audience booed off the comedian.
See also: stage
can't say boo to a goose
Rur. shy and not talkative. I was surprised to see Joe so talkative at the party. Usually he can't say boo to a goose. She's a quiet little kid. Can't say boo to a goose.
not say boo(American informal)
to say nothing She expected the boss to be really angry, but he didn't say boo.
See also: say
wouldn't say boo to a goose(British informal) also wouldn't say boo/wouldn't say boo to a fly (American/Australian informal/informal)
if someone wouldn't say boo to a goose, they are shy and nervous She wouldn't say boo to a goose, so I don't think she's cut out for a career in the police. I remember her as a quiet little girl who wouldn't say boo.