kill the goose that lays the golden egg Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “kill the goose that lays the golden egg” in the English Dictionary

"kill the goose that lays the golden egg" in British English

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kill the goose that lays the golden egg

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