The goose that laid the golden egg


"To kill the Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs" is an idiom used of an unprofitable action motivated by greed. It refers to one of Aesop's Fables, numbered 87 in the Perry Index, a story that also has a number of Eastern analogues.

Read the story, its moral, and analogues, here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goose_That_Laid_the_Golden_Eggs

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