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Goner   /gˈɑnər/   Listen

A person in desperate straits; someone doomed.  Synonym: toast.  "One mistake and you're toast"

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"Goner" Quotes from Famous Books

... his little peaked face looked ghastly in the dim light. "Shoot ye? Good Lord, Cap, whut fer? Ye ain't done nothin' as I knows on, 'cept ter scrap a bit with thet blasted Yank, an' sure thet's no shootin' matter, er else I'd a bin a goner long ago." ...
— My Lady of the North • Randall Parrish

... one of us gits knocked over, the tother feller 'll look out for him, and if he ain't a goner 'll haul him out, so the doctor can work ...
— Continental Monthly, Vol. I., No. IV., April, 1862 - Devoted To Literature And National Policy • Various

... answered Don, with a laugh. "Our guns are loaded with small shot, and they would hardly penetrate a bear's thick skin. If he should come at us, I'd be a goner, sure, for I am so stiff I couldn't run to save my life. But I don't think we'll find——Halloo! Bert, just ...
— The Boy Trapper • Harry Castlemon

... him that time, Frank!" exclaimed Bob just then, though he could hardly believe his eyes at seeing the monster growing weaker. "He's a goner, as sure as shooting! Look at him wobble! Wow! there he goes over, to make his last kick! Frank, just think of me having a hand in the killing of such royal game! A real grizzly! Oh! I can hardly ...
— The Saddle Boys of the Rockies - Lost on Thunder Mountain • James Carson

... experience as a soldier ov 'er Majesty Queen Victoria—the greatest soverin o' the day—askin' yer pardon, as yer a Doycher—wot I says is, bayonit 'em, an' when yer done it see as they ain't alive arter. If yer don't, yer a goner." ...
— Under the Rebel's Reign • Charles Neufeld

Words linked to "Goner" :   desperate, toast

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