Posted by James Briggs on September 23, 2003
In Reply to: May as well be hanged for a sheep as for a goat. posted by Smokey Stover on September 23, 2003
: Perhaps this is better known, or appears in the thesaurus, in some other form. I'm not sure what it means precisely. In olden times sheep were considered more valuable than goats. But I don't see how that matters.
I know it as 'a sheep for a lamb'. This makes more sense as sheep are more valuable than lambs. I can't say I recall ever hearing the 'goat' version here in the UK. I await correction!