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    The meaning of "There goes...."

    I've heard someone saying "There goes the bell"; "There goes everything"; "There goes another day"...

    Could you tell me what the meaning of "there goes" is? How to use it?

    Great thanks
    Fanyam

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    Re: The meaning of "There goes...."

    Quote Originally Posted by fanyam View Post
    I've heard someone saying "There goes the bell"; "There goes everything"; "There goes another day"...

    Could you tell me what the meaning of "there goes" is? How to use it?

    Great thanks
    Fanyam
    In general, it means that something has ended.

    The bell has rung.
    Everything is gone.
    Another day has ended.


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    Re: The meaning of "There goes...."

    Hi,
    I thought it was like pointing to smb/sth that has appeared and is the same as Here is… What about
    Down the road I look and there runs Mary
    Hair of gold and lips like cherry

    We could change it to there goes Mary, couldn’t we?
    Tnx

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    Re: The meaning of "There goes...."

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    I thought it was like pointing to smb/sth that has appeared and is the same as Here is… What about
    Down the road I look and there runs Mary
    Hair of gold and lips like cherry
    We could change it to there goes Mary, couldn’t we?
    Tnx
    Yes, it can also be used that way.


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    Re: The meaning of "There goes...."

    Thanks.

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    Re: The meaning of "There goes...."

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Thanks.
    No problem.


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    Re: The meaning of "There goes...."

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    No problem.
    Thank you all (Humble and MikeNewYork)

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    Re: The meaning of "There goes...."

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In general, it means that something has ended.

    The bell has rung.
    Everything is gone.
    Another day has ended.
    Yes, and sometimes it only implies it. If I say There goes £50 I'm talking about a particular expense. But if I reach for a cake and say There goes my diet, I'm implying that I was dieting in the first place.

    Yes, the diet has ended. But saying 'There goes' implies that it started too.

    b

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    Re: The meaning of "There goes...."

    Hi everyone!
    I was wondering if you could tell me what does the following question means:
    Who Goes There?

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    Re: The meaning of "There goes...."

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    Hi everyone!
    I was wondering if you could tell me what does the following question means:
    Who Goes There?
    In which sense? It is capitalized? or is it only asking whoever goes to a particular place? if not, it could be the name of science fiction story..I don't remember the name of the author..

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