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goon squad

A group of people hired or acting for the purposes of enforcement, protection, intimidation, and/or harassment on behalf of someone else. Primarily heard in US. After Mr. Smith refused to pay the mafia protection money, they sent a goon squad around to rough him up.
See also: goon, squad

goon

(gun)
1. n. a stupid person; a fool. Todd is a silly goon, but he’s a lot of fun at parties.
2. n. a hooligan; a thug or bodyguard. (Underworld.) Call off your goons!

goon squad

1. n. an organized group of thugs; a gang of toughs. (Underworld.) The goon squad Mr. Big sent around scared the devil out of Wilmer.
2. n. the police. My old buddy on the goon squad tells me there’ll be some action over on Maple Street tonight.
See also: goon, squad

gooned

(gund)
mod. drunk. (As though beat up by a goon.) His date was gooned by ten, and he had to take her home.
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goon-platoon

n. a platoon of misfits; a platoon that is noted for its errors. (Military.) Well, the goon-platoon’s done it again!
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We mixed it up in plenty of battles through that blind night, and sent many Goons packing to Hell.
Birmingham actor Robert Coletta, appearing in a revival of The Goon Show at Old Joint Stock Theatre for Birmingham Comedy Festival.
Sir Harry, as a Goon, actor and singer, was one of the best paid entertainers in Britain during the 1960s, '70s and '80s.
The Goon Show legend died from cancer at the age of 79 and had battled against ill- health for many years.
It will feature broadcasts of classic hits from the archives such as Hancock, The Goons and Round The Horne as well as Radio 4 hits and stand-up from comics like Greg Proops and Jo Brand.
With fellow Goons Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Michael Bentine, Spike paved the way for acts from Monty Python to Reeves and Mortimer.
ON STAGE: Spike's daughter Jane; ZANY: Spike with his fellow Goons Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe
I feel ashamed, first of all, because arrest was made under pressure of the Trinamool Congress local goons.
To one generation he was the multi-voiced Goon, to another the bumbling Inspector Clouseau who could bring the house down simply by opening his mouth.
Down-in-the-mouth comedian Tony Hancock beat the Goons gang - which also featured Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Michael Bentine - to top spot.
They contain intimate family moments, scenes with Sophia Loren, Nanette Newman and former Goon Show chums, his wedding to Britt Ekland and a skit featuring Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon.
THE GOONS From left, Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine, Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers.
But the title was changed to The Goons, although one mystified BBC announcer described it, innocently, as "the Go On Show".