Mehrdad
"He knows that his goose is cooked" Can it be understood as the loss is imminent. ?
Oct 30, 2019 7:16 AM
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A better explanation is "He is or is going to be IN BIG TROUBLE". That can mean a 'loss is imminent', but not necessarily. "My brother pretended to do his chores and now my parents have found out. His goose is cooked." Here I'm saying my brother is or is going to be in trouble. There is no 'loss is imminent' meaning here.
October 30, 2019
"His goose is cooked" means something has just happened that will cause something bad to happen to him. It is usually something he deserves. It means "he can't escape his fate now." Ray: "His parents are gone for the weekend, so he borrowed his dad's car without his dad's permission." Lewis: "He'll be in trouble if his dad finds out. But he'll probably get away with it. His dad will never know." Ray: "Wait, I didn't tell you everything. He had a small accident and dented a fender. His father will notice." Leiws: "Oh, boy. His goose is cooked now."
October 30, 2019
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