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Also, a gone goose . A person in a hopeless situation, one who is doomed; a dead duck . For example, When he passed me, I knew I was a gone goose . These terms have survived such synonyms as gone chick, gone beaver, gone horse , and gone gander . Stephen Crane used the first in The Red Badge of Courage (1894): “I'm a gone coon this first time.” [ Slang ; early 1800s]

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