Definition of golden goose noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


golden goose

BrE BrE//ˌɡəʊldən ˈɡuːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɡoʊldən ˈɡuːs//
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something that provides somebody with a lot of money, that they must be very careful with in order not to lose it An increase in crime could kill the golden goose of tourism.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: golden goose