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    She's gone a bit Howard Huges

    Hi, there.
    Could you please explain to me what does that means?

    Thank you, in advance, for your reply.

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    Re: She's gone a bit Howard Huges

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Hi, there.
    Could you please explain to me what does that means?
    It probably means that she has lost contact with reality. If this Howard Hughes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia does not help, come back with a more specific question, ideally giving more context.

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    Re: She's gone a bit Howard Huges

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Hi, there.
    Could you please explain to me what does that means?

    Thank you, in advance, for your reply.

    Context?

    Howard Hughes was well known for his extremely strange behaviour and reclusive lifestyle.

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    Re: She's gone a bit Howard Huges

    I manage to out-draw bhaisahab most of the time, but freezeframe is becoming a threat.

    For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, discover westerns. start here:The Fastest Gun Alive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: She's gone a bit Howard Huges

    Well, I should have said that what bothering me is the construction has gone a bit beign used here.
    First of all may we say that she has gone = she become?
    Is she become like a Howard Huges the same?

    Thank you.

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    Re: She's gone a bit Howard Huges

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Well, I should have said that what's bothering me is the construction has gone a bit beign used here.
    First of all, can we say that she has gone = she has become?
    Is she has become like a Howard Huges the same?

    Thank you.
    Yes, gone = has become (ex. This milk's gone sour). But "she has gone" is idiomatic.

    ex. "he's gone mental"; saying "he has become mental" sounds strange because became is formal

    You can say "she has become like Howard Hughes", but it's formal. "She's gone a bit Howard Hughes" is colloquial and also kind of funny.
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    Re: She's gone a bit Howard Huges

    I'm sorry but I'm sort of disagreed with you that has gone (present perfect, i.e. connection with now) = became (past perfect). Would you mind comment on that?

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    Re: She's gone a bit Howard Huges

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    I'm sorry but I'm sort of disagreed with you that has gone (present perfect, i.e. connection with now) = became (past perfect). Would you mind comment on that?
    Sorry I was going too fast trying to beat fivejedjon (blame him!).

    has gone = has become

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