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take a gander

This expression means “take a look,” “get a peek,” “check it out,” and so on. ‘Gander’ means ‘male goose’ and derives from the Old English ‘gandra.’ The roots of the expression are also from England. A work of 1887, The Folk-Speech of South Cheshire, says, “Gonder, to stretch the neck like a gander, to stand at gaze.” The next known…