Meaning of “what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander” in the English Dictionary

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"what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander" in British English

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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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)