- to spoil someone's chances, hopes, etc.
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Origin of Goose
From Middle English goos, gos, from Old English gōs, from Proto-Germanic *gans, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰans- (compare West Frisian goes, North Frisian göis (also Fering-Öömrang dialect gus; Sölring dialect guus; Heligoland dialect gus), Low German Goos, Gans, Dutch gans, German Gans, Danish gås, Swedish gås, Norwegian gås, Icelandic gæs, Irish gé, Latin ānser, Latvian zùoss, Russian гусь (gus'), Albanian gatë, Ancient Greek χήν (chén), Avestan (zā), Sanskrit हंस (haṃsa)).
Middle English goos from Old English gōs ghans- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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