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When we use the slang “his goose is cooked” it is similar to “in hot water”, in fact this phrase came to mind when I wrote the “in hot water blog”.
The origin of “his goose is cooked” is believed to be traced back to a city that was under siege in ancient times. As part of the psychological warfare, someone in the city hung a goose over the wall to indicate they had plenty of food.
The attackers responded by burning down the city. The goose was “cooked”!
Examples: “He tried to cheat on the test, but the teacher caught him. His goose was cooked!”
“His goose was cooked when his father discovered that he wrecked the car.”
If you want to say “his goose was cooked” in Chinese, how would you express it? Remember, you can practice this phrase in the comment section!