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all (one's) geese are swans

One is overexaggerating and not in touch with reality. Geese and swans are quite different, so to think they are the same is a stretch of the truth. I can't listen to another one of Tiffany's stories that cast her as the adored heroine. All her geese are swans if she thinks everyone at work likes her!
See also: all, geese, swan

cackling geese

Those who warn of something that is about to happen. Thank goodness for the cackling geese outside who ran in and told us to lock down the building because there was a man with a gun roaming the streets. My wife is skeptical of them, but I always tune in to those cackling geese giving the weather report—I don't want to get caught in a blizzard!
See also: cackle, geese

ain't got the brains God gave a squirrel

 and ain't got the sense God gave geese
Rur. is or are very foolish. There goes John, running around barefooted in the snow. He ain't got the brains God gave a squirrel. No use trying to explain anything to Jane. She ain't got the sense God gave geese.
See also: brain, gave, god, squirrel
References in classic literature ?
I should like to know who sold you the geese which you supplied to the Alpha.
Cocksure," said the salesman, "I thought that I was out of geese, but before I finish you'll find that there is still one left in my shop.
You are endeavouring to trace some geese which were sold by Mrs.
I was leaning against the wall at the time and looking at the geese which were waddling about round my feet, and suddenly an idea came into my head which showed me how I could beat the best detective that ever lived.
My sister had told me some weeks before that I might have the pick of her geese for a Christmas present, and I knew that she was always as good as her word.
I may add that, according to Du Bois, all the birds at Bourbon in 1571-72, with the exception of the flamingoes and geese, were so extremely tame, that they could be caught by the hand, or killed in any number with a stick.
Additionally, there is a northward movement of snow geese from the James Bay region which further fortifies the goose flocks.
A goose that was living with an arrow in its breast for months will soon be able to blend in with other geese.
I speak of the over-representation of Canadian geese in Canadian prison yards.
A FAMILY of geese have become the star attraction at a Liverpool dock.
While anybody can see the differences between geese and ducks physically, the more important differences (for hunters) are not merely physical or taxonomical.
Still, geese have got big bones and there would be plenty for left-overs, for goose rissoles and goose quiche.
Morse, the city's commissioner of public health, considered temporarily closing Elm Park a few years ago because it had become so overrun with geese.