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say boo to a goose

(Redirected from wouldn't say boo to a goose)

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

say boo to a goose

  1. To have courage and be assertive.

Usage notesEdit

This phrase is chiefly used in the negative, and in conditional constructs. For example, she wouldn't (or couldn't) say boo to a goose = she is very timid.