take a gander at

take a gander at

Look at, glance at, as in Will you take a gander at that woman's red hair! This slangy idiom, dating from the early 1900s, presumably came from the verb gander, meaning "stretch one's neck to see," possibly alluding to the long neck of the male goose. For a synonym, see take a look at.
See also: gander, take
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Take a gander at the menu and you won't find a mention of goose at the new Ganders in Glendale.