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English definition of “kill the goose that lays the golden egg”

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kill the goose that lays the golden egg

to destroy something that makes a lot of money for you
Translations of “kill the goose that lays the golden egg”
in Chinese (Traditional) 殺雞取卵, 竭澤而漁…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杀鸡取卵, 竭泽而渔…
(Definition of kill the goose that lays the golden egg from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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