what is the meaning of this sentence ? There goes John .?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    "There goes John" is what you say when you recognize somebody you know.

  • 1 month ago

    for me it sounds more like a missed supporter / chance.

  • 1 month ago

    Do you ever say, "Oh look, here comes Mary"? It means you can see Mary arriving or coming up to you.

    If so, this is the opposite. "There goes John." You can see John leaving or passing by.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If stated as a sentence, it means John is going (somewhere).

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Like the ladies of the harem of the court of King Caractacus, 

    John was just passing by.  

    So your sentence is someone remarking upon that very fact.

  • 1 month ago

    JJ's answer is correct. It means, "John is going by." John might be walking or driving or riding a horse or flying. 

    Less frequently, it means that John is leaving, specifically. For example, at a party, you might say to your friend, "Are you ready to go? It's getting late and everyone else is already leaving. See, there goes John right now." 

    Often, it is also a casual way of saying that someone is beginning to do something (often something irritating). For example, in a situation where John is notorious for boasting about his ancestry, someone who doesn't know him well might ask John where he's from. Then, when John starts bragging about his exotic family history, you might say, "There goes John, bragging about his exotic family history," or, more likely, simply, "There he goes again."

  • JJ
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A person named John is leaving or passing by.

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