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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.
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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
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I wouldn't say his goose is cooked but Cook (right) surely now is goosed after taking England from No.1 in the world to somewhere below Baffin Island.