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cook someone's goose

Fig. to damage or ruin someone. I cooked my own goose by not showing up on time. Sally cooked Bob's goose for treating her the way he did.
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cook somebody's goose

if you cook someone's goose, you do something that spoils their plans and prevents them from succeeding Disgruntled employees cooked Blackledge's goose by leaking private documents to the press.
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cook (one's) goose

To ruin one's chances: The speeding ticket cooked his goose with his father. Her goose was cooked when she was caught cheating on the test.
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