gone goose

(a) gone goose

someone or something that has departed or run away. Surely, the burglar is a gone goose by now. The child was a gone goose, and we did not know where to look for him.
See also: 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.
See also: gone, goose
References in classic literature ?
Have them down on the wharf to meet us or we are gone gooses.
Freeman described his mishaps: "I'm afraid she is a gone goose as far as useful life hereafter is concerned," he said about one patient.
The silence that followed I laid to the good doctor trying to formulate a tactful response that one Booger Bartog was a gone goose.