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Pluck his Goose

I'll pluck his goose for him. That is: I'll cut his crest, I'll lower his pride, I'll make him eat umble pie. Comparing the person to a goose, the threat is to pluck off his feathers in which he prides himself.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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