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what's good for the goose is good for the gander

If something is good, acceptable, or beneficial for one person, it is or should be equally so for another person or persons as well. Well I guess if you are entitled to stay out until all hours, then I'll do the same. After all, what's good for the goose is good for the gander, right?
See also: gander, good, goose

what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

If something is good, acceptable, or beneficial for one person, it is or should be equally so for another person or persons as well. Well I guess if you are entitled to stay out until all hours, then I'll do the same. What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, right?
See also: gander, goose, sauce

have a gander

To look at or review something. Here, have a gander at this report and tell me what you think.
See also: gander, have

take a gander

To look at or review something. Here, take a gander at this report and tell me what you think.
See also: gander, take

take a gander (at someone or something)

To glance or look at someone or something, especially in a quick, informal, or nonchalant manner. Hey, Barry, come take a gander at this engine and see if you can tell what's wrong with it. I took a gander, but nothing in the shop interested me. Wow, take a gander at that gorgeous guy at the bar!
See also: gander, someone, take

have a gander (at someone or something)

To glance or look at someone or something, especially in a quick, informal, or nonchalant manner. Hey, Barry, come have a gander at this engine and see if you can tell what's wrong with it. I had a gander, but nothing in the shop interested me. Wow, have a gander at that gorgeous guy at the bar!
See also: gander, have, someone

take a gander (at someone or something)

to look at someone or something. Wow, take a gander at that new car! I wanted to take a gander at the new computer before they started using it.
See also: gander, take

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

Prov. What is good for one person is good for another.; What is good for the man in a couple is good for the woman. Jane: You're overweight; you should get more exercise. Alan: But I don't really have time to exercise. Jane: When I was overweight, you told me to exercise; what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
See also: gander, goose, sauce

sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, what's

What applies to one applies to both, especially to both male and female. For example, After her husband went off with his fishing buddies for a week, she decided to take a vacation without him-what's sauce for the goose, you know . This proverbial expression, often shortened as in the example, was cited and described as "a woman's proverb" in John Ray's English Proverbs (1678).
See also: goose, sauce

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

what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

OLD-FASHIONED
People say what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander when they are arguing that a rule that applies to one person should apply to others, because people should be treated equally. If a man can marry someone twenty years younger than him, why can't a woman? What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
See also: gander, goose, sauce

what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

what is appropriate in one case is also appropriate in the other case in question. proverb
This expression is often used as a statement that what is right or wrong for one sex is right or wrong for the other as well. John Ray , who was the first to record this saying (in his English Proverbs of 1670 ), remarked ‘This is a woman's Proverb’.
1998 New Scientist What is sauce for the US goose is sauce for the Iraqi gander!
See also: gander, goose, sauce

have/take a ˈgander (at something)

(informal) look at something: Come over here and have a gander at what I’ve got! This came from a comparison between the way a person walks when they want to look at something, often stretching their neck to get a better view, and a gander (= a male goose), which wanders about, stretching its neck to see things.
See also: gander, have, take

what’s ˌsauce for the ˌgoose is ˌsauce for the ˈgander

(old-fashioned, saying) if one partner in a marriage or relationship can behave in a particular way, then the other partner should also be allowed to behave in this way: If she can go out with her friends, why can’t I? What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
A gander is a male goose.
See also: gander, goose, sauce

gander

n. a look. (see also rubberneck.) Let me take a gander at it and see if it’s done right.

take a gander (at someone/something)

tv. to look at someone or something. (see also gander.) Wow, take a gander at this chick!

take a gander

verb
See also: gander, take

sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, what's

What’s good for one is good for the other; it applies to both (especially, male and female, or husband and wife). John Ray included this expression in his 1678 proverb collection and termed it “a woman’s Proverb.” An early assertion of sexual equity, it has since been applied both in instances of male and female and in more general terms. The former is meant in Lawrence Block’s novel A Stab in the Dark (1981): “I knew she had accused her husband of infidelity, so I thought she might be getting a bit of sauce for the goose.”
See also: goose, sauce
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