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(one's) goose is cooked

1. One is thoroughly defeated, ruined, or finished. Well, the team did their best, but their goose is cooked at this point. We had such a poor financial year that if our sales don't pick up soon, our goose is cooked.
2. One is facing inescapable punishment for some trouble one is in or has caused. Our goose is cooked if they figure out how we manipulated the accounts. No, his goose is cooked—the feds are on to him now.
See also: cook, goose
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

one's goose is cooked

one is finished; one has been found out and is in trouble. It's over. His goose is cooked! If I get caught, my goose is cooked.
See also: cook, goose
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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