Citations:wouldn't say boo to a goose

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    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackery, Vanity Fair, Wikisource, page 541:
      'That feller! why, I didn't think he could say Bo to a goose'—but I know he could, couldn't he Mamma?"
    • 1965, Dyland Thomas, Rebecca's Daughters:
      "You wouldn't say 'Bo' to a goose!" "Of course I wouldn't. What an absurd thing to say to a goose."