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English definition of “what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander”

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

old-fashioned saying
said to emphasize that if one person is allowed to do something or to behave in a particular way, then another person must be allowed to do that thing or behave in that way, too
(Definition of what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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