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


what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander
what's sauce (or good) for the goose is sauce (or good) for the gander
proverb what is appropriate in one case is also appropriate in the other case in question

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what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander — see goose, 1
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Main Entry:sauce

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what's ˌsauce for the ˈgoose is ˌsauce for the ˈgander idiom
(old-fashioned, saying) what one person is allowed to do, another person must be allowed to do in a similar situation
Main entry:sauceidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander — What is suitable for a woman is suitable for a man. The proverb is also occasionally used in non sexist contexts. 1670 J. RAY English Proverbs 98 That that’s good sawce for a goose, is good for a gander... This is a woman’s Proverb. 1692 R.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • What's sauce for the goose (is sauce for the gander). — What s sauce for the goose (is sauce for the gander). British, American & Australian, old fashioned, American & Australian, old fashioned something that you say to suggest that if a particular type of behaviour is acceptable for one person, it… …   New idioms dictionary

  • what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander — what s good for the goose is good for the gander or what s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander used for saying that if something is good or acceptable for one person it is therefore good or acceptable for another person …   English dictionary

  • what's good for the goose is good for the gander — or what s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander used for saying that if something is good or acceptable for one person it is therefore good or acceptable for another person …   English dictionary

  • what's sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander — What goes for the one, also goes for the other. A proverb. * /If Herb gets a speeding ticket, so should Erica, who was right behind him; after all, what s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • what's sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander — What goes for the one, also goes for the other. A proverb. * /If Herb gets a speeding ticket, so should Erica, who was right behind him; after all, what s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander — ► what s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander proverb what is appropriate in one case is also appropriate in the other case in question. Main Entry: ↑sauce …   English terms dictionary

  • what's\ sauce\ for\ the\ goose\ is\ sauce\ for\ the\ gander — proverb What goes for the one, also goes for the other. If Herb gets a speeding ticket, so should Erica, who was right behind him; after all, what s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander …   Словарь американских идиом

  • sauce for the goose —    The saying what s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander means that what is appropriate for one person should also be appropriate for the other person concerned.     Women should earn the salary as men for the same job. What s sauce for… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions


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