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Inevitable OutcomePlay
Used when someone or something's failure or demise seems certain and unavoidable. SlideWith that much damage to the engine, the car's a goner.
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Extreme SituationsPlay
Often used in dramatic or life-threatening contexts, rather than minor setbacks. SlideAfter the avalanche, the stranded hiker was a goner.
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Colloquial UsagePlay
Considered informal speech, more common in casual conversation than formal writing. SlideEveryone laughed when he said he was a goner after eating too much chili.