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geese all one's geese are swans one characteristically exaggerates the merits of undistinguished persons or things; the use of goose and swan to point up such a contrast dates back to the 16th century (in early use, crow was also used in place of goose).

See also goose, sacred geese, on St Thomas the Divine kill all turkeys, geese and swine.

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geese

geese / gēs/ • plural form of goose.

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geese

geese See ANATIDAE.

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geese

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