gone goose

gone goose
n. someone or something finished or done for. (A play on dead duck.)
I’m afraid that your old car is a gone goose.
This old thing is a gone goose.

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  • gone goose — also[gone gosling] {n.}, {slang} A person for whom there is no hope. * /Herbert s grades have been so low that he is a gone goose for the year./ * /The man was a gone gosling when a policeman caught him breaking the store window./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gone goose — also[gone gosling] {n.}, {slang} A person for whom there is no hope. * /Herbert s grades have been so low that he is a gone goose for the year./ * /The man was a gone gosling when a policeman caught him breaking the store window./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gone\ goose — • gone goose • gone gosling noun slang A person for whom there is no hope. Herbert s grades have been so low that he is a gone goose for the year. The man was a gone gosling when a policeman caught him breaking the store window …   Словарь американских идиом

  • gone goose — noun also gone gosling : a person who is doomed : one in a hopeless predicament they got me now, boy … I m a gone goose Nathaniel Burt when she goes after a man he s a gone goose W.H.Rudkin * * * gone goose or gone gosling noun (informal, esp …   Useful english dictionary

  • gone\ gosling — • gone goose • gone gosling noun slang A person for whom there is no hope. Herbert s grades have been so low that he is a gone goose for the year. The man was a gone gosling when a policeman caught him breaking the store window …   Словарь американских идиом

  • gone gosling — noun see gone goose * * * gone goose or gone gosling noun (informal, esp US) A hopeless case • • • Main Entry: ↑gone …   Useful english dictionary

  • gone — /gɒn / (say gon) verb 1. past participle of go1. –adjective 2. departed; left. 3. lost or hopeless: a gone case. 4. used up. 5. that has departed or passed away; dead. 6. depleted of stamina (in a specified part of the body): gone in the legs. 7 …  

  • gone — adj. 1 (of time) past (not until gone nine). 2 a lost; hopeless. b dead. 3 colloq. pregnant for a specified time (already three months gone). 4 sl. completely enthralled or entranced, esp. by rhythmic music, drugs, etc. Phrases and idioms: be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • goose — See: COOK ONE S GOOSE, FOX AND GEESE, KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG, GONE GOOSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • goose — See: COOK ONE S GOOSE, FOX AND GEESE, KILL THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG, GONE GOOSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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