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kill the goose that lays the golden egg(s). meaning

  • [American slang]
    Prov. To destroy something that is profitable to you.
      Fred's wife knew he wasn't happy in his job, even though it paid well; still, she felt that advising him to leave it would be killing the goose that laid the golden eggs.

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