goose egg


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goose egg

n. Slang
1. Zero, especially when written as a numeral to indicate that no points have been scored.
2. A swelling or lump, especially one caused by being struck.

goose′ egg`


n.
the numeral zero, esp. as a score in a game.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goose egg - a quantity of no importancegoose egg - a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"
relative quantity - a quantity relative to some purpose
nihil - (Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ); "nihil habet"
bugger all, Fanny Adams, fuck all, sweet Fanny Adams - little or nothing at all; "I asked for a raise and they gave me bugger-all"; "I know sweet Fanny Adams about surgery"
References in classic literature ?
Tis one of them Yale lads celebratin' the goose egg they give to the Hartford College.
It was his third goose egg of the season, which is also tops in school history.
In conclusion, this preliminary investigation demonstrating the presence of ABV RNA in the yolk of a Canada goose egg provides the first evidence for the potential for vertical transmission of ABV in waterfowl.
Aubergine is the French name we adopted as we used to call it egg plant - the Americans and Australians still do - because it looks like a perfectly shaped goose egg.
I got through my set determined to make amends for the goose egg I had laid in '01.
ZILCH, zip, bubkis, goose egg, diddly-squat, nada, jack.
On the sixth day of Christmas, someone who loves me sent to me six goose egg ornaments in an antique basket.
The result: The IMF and OECD received a goose egg, with forecasts, in terms of their accuracy, coming in far below the average for the group.
Lazio a symbolic goose egg for his performance in a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court Building in Mineola, New York, on Tuesday, September 26 at 11 a.
Two or three years ago, if you asked steel executives the role Internet marketing would play, you'd get a big goose egg.
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Erica Rowan, an archaeologist at the University of Exeter who worked on the Herculaneum sewer, also reported finding two fragments of goose egg shell, possibly the remnants of a meal consumed by the elite.