Loose as a goose

Posted by R. Berg on May 08, 2005

In Reply to: Loose as a goose posted by ESC on May 07, 2005

: : Hey guys. Where does "shes as loose as a goose come from?" I think its derogatory?

: Goose poo is loose. I am guessing that is the origin of "loose as a goose." I am not sure if the sentence is derogatory. It depends on whether "loose" means relaxed or that her morals are loose.

Possibly from the flexibility of a goose's neck? The rhyme helps, too.

Goose poo I've seen didn't look particularly loose.