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goner

A person or thing that is doomed or destined for failure. If he jumps out of that plane and his parachute doesn't open, he's a goner. I'm a goner if my parents find out I dented the car.
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a goner

Something or someone that is dead, doomed, ruined, or past recovery, as in If this new drug doesn't work, he's a goner; or Without a working transmission, my car's a goner. Synonyms of this idiom, such as a gone goose or chicken or gosling , are no longer heard as much. [Slang; mid-1800s]
See also: goner
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Mendes and Gosling rarely appear together in public or red carpets, so they've always been a target of split rumors.
When Ms Gosling asked to leave she claims he said: "If you dare tell anyone anything she has said about me, or any of her lies ..." She added: "There was a sort of menacing, 'If you tell anyone I will know'."
Iain Criddle, prosecuting, told Liverpool Crown Court said that Gosling, who had grown up on a farm, claimed in his interviews that he used the explosive devices to control vermin.
Cllr Burningham, who has known Mr Gosling for about 20 years, said he had a keen interest in running, enjoyed travelling to Gran Canaria, where he owned a home, and had a good sense of humour.
"When I read the little novella that Ridley and Hampton Fancher (the co-screenwriter of both the original movie and the sequel) had developed to serve as an exercise before the script was written, which is all I knew about the project, I saw and read about this character Agent K and I thought that would be a great part for Ryan Gosling.
Blade Runner 2049 sees Ford - now 75 - reprise his role of Rick Deckard, while Gosling joins him as new character Agent K, alongside other stars including Robin Wright, Jared Leto and Dave Bautista.
Mrs Gosling is going into schools close to where her son died to speak to pupils about what happened in a bid to educate them about the body's shortterm involuntary response to sudden immersion in cold water.
When goslings first arrive, either from a hatchery or local farm, they will need immediate access to food and fresh water.
I interviewed Gosling at his home in Cambridge, the English city known for its historic university and tourists.
But I never said it," Gosling said while giggling with Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro at a panel conversation to a full house on Friday.
The Cherries were keen on Gosling last year just before he was loaned out to Blackpool.
Gosling - all dyed-blond hair, tattoos and fast bikes - may have the showier role, but Cooper is sheer class as his mirror image.
I need to focus." Gosling is here to talk about his new film, Gangster Squad, which will open nationwide on January 11.
Elizabeth Gosling, 81, and her bachelor son Christopher, 58, drove the 220 miles from their Cardiff home to throw themselves off Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, East Sussex, on March 21.