a legendary goose that laid one golden egg a day and was killed by its impatient owner, who wanted all the gold immediately.
a goose in folklore that laid a golden egg a day until its greedy owner killed it in an attempt to get all the gold at once
a continuous resource, esp. of wealth or profit, but which can disappear if misused
noun 1. See under 2 (def 2). [gram] /græm/ noun 1. (in the East Indies) the chickpea used as a food for people and cattle. 2. any of several other beans, as the mung bean, Vigna radiata (green gram or golden gram) or the urd, V. mungo (black gram) /ɡræm/ noun 1. a metric unit […]
noun 1. a small light-colored hamster, Mesocricetus auratus, native to Asia Minor and familiar as a laboratory animal and pet.
plural noun 1. a series of raises, bonuses, etc., given at specified intervals or tied to length of employment so as to keep an executive from leaving the company. plural noun 1. (informal) payments deferred over a number of years that induce a person to stay with a particular company or in a particular job […]
- Golden hand-shake
noun 1. a special incentive, as generous severance pay, given to an older employee as an inducement to elect early retirement. 2. the giving or offering of such an incentive. noun 1. (informal) a sum of money, usually large, given to an employee, either on retirement in recognition of long or excellent service or as […]