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gofer

One who completes errands for someone else, typically someone significantly more powerful or important. The word is an alteration of "go for." If you need anything at all, just let me know, and I'll have my gofer get it. I hate that I'm just my boss's gofer—I mean, isn't there something more important I could be doing than running around in search of a very specific pair of black socks?

gopher ball

In baseball, a pitch that the batter hits for a home run. "Gopher" is an alteration of "go for," referring either to the batter "going for" extra bases or home plate, or the ball "going for" a home run. It's 3-2—if he could just hit a gopher ball, he'd tie the game.
See also: ball, gopher
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

gopher

and gofer (ˈgofɚ)
1. n. someone who goes for things and brings them back. (From go for.) You got a gopher who can go get some coffee?
2. n. a dupe; a pawn; an underling. The guy’s just a gofer. He has no say in anything.

gofer

verb
See gopher

gopher ball

n. a baseball pitch that is hit as a home run. (When it is hit, the batter will go for home.) The center fielder did a dive over the fence trying to get the gopher ball.
See also: ball, gopher
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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bursarius gopher burrows and will venture into close proximity to the resident pocket gopher given that in both instances each species was collected in the same burrow.
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At these elevations, Mountain Pocket Gophers are far more common than Botta's Pocket Gopher (Ingles 1952; Jones and Baxter 2004), but gopher mounds and tunnels could not be distinguished to species level.
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Manitoba's Municipal Act, first enacted in 1873, instructed municipalities to pass by-laws "for the destruction of wolves, foxes, gophers and rats within the municipality and for fixing the indemnity to be paid therefore, the proof required that any animal was killed within the municipality and the manner of payment." (1) In other words, municipal officials actively aided and abetted a war on wildlife that went on throughout the twentieth century.
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