doer, adverb

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, yonder, far away.
In the adverbial phrases daar doer /dɑː(r)ˈduːr/ [Afrikaans, daar there], doer and gone (slang), also doer ’n gone [by analogy with English hell and gone]: very far away. See also moer and gone (moer noun2 sense 2).
1972 InformantIt’s doer and gone over there — we’ll never get there in time.
1975 Sunday Times 3 Aug. 18Daar doer in the Cape the Taalfees..is once again racked by a row over who shall sit with whom at the opening of the R1-million Taal monument at Paarl.
1975 Sunday Times 21 Sept. 20Daar doer in the Free State this week, for example, was Senator van der S—..reassuring the political flat-earthers.
1981 Rand Daily Mail 28 Apr. 14A couple of years ago I had the privilege of being a witness to South Africa’s first atom bomb experiment daar doer in the Kalahari.
1987 Informant, GrahamstownI walked doerandgone up the hill and then back into town.
1993 A. Hess Informant, AlbertonWe came over the ridge and there doer-and-gone in the valley were the ‘professional hikers’ — they had lost their way.
1993 P.S. Walters Informant, GrahamstownThe college was doer and gone over the hill.
very far away.
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Hence doer and gone noun phrase, a great distance.
1985 T. Baron in Frontline Feb. 30Port Nolloth is to doer and gone and cold and wet and windy and there are sullen fishermen who have named their boats P.A.Y.E.
[1993 D. Kramer on M-Net TV (advt)A farm called Doer-and-Gone.]
1994 Informant, Grahamstown‘Is he a local guy?’ ‘No, he’s from doer ’n gone.’
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