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.
(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.
n. someone or something finished or done for. (A play on dead duck.) I’m afraid that your old car is a gone goose.