[Vocabulary] Meaning of "to give what goes"

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Yovo

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Hello everyone,

I am reading the children's poem Sneezles (https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/sneezles-by-a-a-milne) but I do not understand the following part of it:
"They gave him what goes
With a cold in the nose,"

What does "to give what goes" mean? Does it mean that he was given the first medicine that was found?

I could not find any explanation for it online, it would be great if you could help me.

Thanks.
 
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They gave him suitable medicine for treating a cold in the nose.
 

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If you read it as one line, you might see more clearly that the actual collocation is "goes with". The line has been split like that because it's a poem so the two lines have the right rhythm and so that "goes" and "nose" rhyme.
 
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