gone goose

gone goose

slang, obsolete Any person or thing that is in a position of certain death, failure, or ruin. Primarily heard in US. He said his business would be a gone goose if the bank doesn't approve his loan.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
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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References in classic literature ?
Have them down on the wharf to meet us or we are gone gooses.
Gone Goose: The Remaking of an American Town in the Age of Climate Change
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.
Almost everyone echoed the gibe of one prominent Republican, Clare Booth Luce, that Truman was "a gone goose" in the upcoming election.
The silence that followed I laid to the good doctor trying to formulate a tactful response that one Booger Bartog was a gone goose. Finally, in a tone much less serious than I felt the situation demanded, he said, "Is Booger conscious?"