goose egg


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a goose egg

1. In a competition or sporting event, a score of zero. Nope, our team put up a goose egg tonight, losing 7-0.
2. A bump on the head, as from hitting it on something. After being hit in the head with a baseball, I bet he'll have a goose egg tonight.
3. A failure or defeat. Now the caterer can't make it! Geez, this party is turning into a real goose egg.
See also: egg, goose

goose egg

 
1. Fig. a raised bump on the skull as when one's head has been struck. I walked into the edge of the door and got a terrible goose egg.
2. Fig. in a sports score, zero. At the end of the game there was nothing but goose eggs next to our name.
See also: egg, goose

goose egg

Zero, nothing, especially a score of zero. For example, Our team did badly, earning goose egg, or My income from writing this year was goose egg. This expression is an Americanization of the earlier British duck's egg. [Mid-1800s]
See also: egg, goose

goose egg

1. n. a score of zero. We got a goose egg in the second inning.
2. n. a bump on the head. I walked into a door and got a big goose egg on my forehead.
3. n. a failure; a zero. (Similar to sense 1) The result of three weeks’ planning is one big goose egg.
See also: egg, goose
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The eggs take from two minutes for a quail egg to 11 minutes for a goose egg to cook.
Oxfordshire-based Mangiacapri said yesterday: "Every week during the laying season, my friend Melvyn Jones brings me a goose egg which I have for breakfast at the weekend.
Distant Music and High Walden are the only non-scorers for the Goose Egg Men, with Giant's Causeway (73), Montjeu (50), Kayf Tara (45), Beat Hollow (37), Petrushka (29), Kalypso Katie (27) and Aljabr (25) boosting Mangiacapri's hopes.
Six Geese A Laying Roast goose with goose egg Scotch eggs and all the trimmings by Candice Fonseca Ingredients: For the goose Scotch eggs: Three tablespoons of flour, 1 beaten egg, three good handfuls of breadcrumbs, 6 x goose eggs (or hens' eggs or quails' eggs), 1/2 tsp sea salt, 1/2 tsp white pepper, 2 banana shallots, finely diced, 1 tsp garlic, crushed, 150g dried cranberries, 2 whole eggs, 1/2 x zest of orange, 1 kg sausage meat and all-spice to taste.
Brand's three points and Richardson's goose egg were by far their worst offensive showings this season.
But it all conspired against us and we got a goose egg on the scoreboard for the second time in a row.
We replaced it with a goose egg just to keep her brooding," said Mr.
When someone gave her a goose egg, her enthusiasm for her new hobby increased because it was bigger and therefore easier to work with, and then she got her hands on an even bigger ostrich egg and her happiness was complete.
The announced crowd of 12,671 at the Pond watched Anaheim throw up a goose egg for the second time in five days.
Falling into a five-and-oh hole, defenceman Jeff Smith erased the goose egg with an unassisted marker, collecting his own rebound and beating American Craig Kowalski.
The programme is still going and in all that time I have missed only one show - in 2005, when I ate the wrong sort of goose egg.
On the Dylon website you can follow simple step-by-step instructions on how to make your own version - although it has to be said, it doesn't go into too much detail on how to blow a goose egg - or indeed where city dwellers find a stray goose.
As confident as the Americans were in the penalty kicks, China's goose egg was all but burned into the grass when their third shooter, Liu Ying, sent the ball in the very direction Scurry was leaning.
Luckily, the owner of the bird centre where she stays was given a goose egg by a friend and instead of eating it, John Barrie decided to let the owl foster the egg.
We were holding onto the goose egg for a while, but the way they run the ball, 17 is a good number of points to allow.