goner goner  /ˈɡɑ nər/


  • (n) a person in desperate straits; someone doomed


  1. Everyone knew he was a goner, but the embattled World Bank president resisted long enough to win some vindication.
  2. Or how former hedge funders are learning to cook dinners for themselvesbecause the company credit card is a goner.
  3. Though he knows that he is a goner without the Jewish vote, he decried the necessity of having to defend his Jewish credentials.



    ARDMORE, PA. — The scoring record of 63, once assumed to be a goner, looked as safe as Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak on Thursday, while the national championship's descent into a birdie-fest thanks to modern equipment overpowering a classic layout never materialized.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Asbury Park Press


  1. "Unless he has a good explanation for not only what he knew and when he knew it but also for the ineptitude of the department ...... he is a goner," Nelson said of Gonzales. "I think there might be enough Republicans who are calling for his...
    on Mar 26, 2007 By: Bill Nelson Source: Forbes

  2. Blunkett told the Sun: "I let go of Sadie and she shot off. But the next thing I knew, I'd stumbled to the ground and the animal fell over, too. She hit my side and broke my rib. Had her full weight of around a ton hit me, I'd have been a goner. I...
    on Jun 8, 2009 By: David Blunkett Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "This administration came to town saying that Amtrak was a goner," said Durbin. "But look what's happened. People are sitting on these trains, using them, begging for opportunities."
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Dick Durbin Source: International Herald Tribune

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