2017-04-20 20:21:05 UTC
[do for] -- [she's spoken for]
I'm getting the feeling that [for] is
an aspect-marker signifying [completion].
( like the Chinese ... )
Could this be true ?
Sharon Stone saying "Now, you've done it!" (did something bad) (the ultimate bad thing)
we often hear this in (older) war movies, etc.
-- One more mix-up like that, and we're done for!
also "do someone in" https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/do_in
He had done for himself in the office,apparently this "done for" is the same "done for"
Smoking did for him in the end.
But he did for them both by his plan of attack.
1922, James Joyce, Ulysses,chapter 16
--That bitch, that English whore, did for him, the shebeen proprietor commented. She put the first nail in his coffin.
Is [do for], [done for] in Shakespeare ?
to do for
2. intr. colloq. To ruin, damage, or injure fatally; to destroy,
wear out entirely. Now freq. in pass. with the prepositional object
of the active verb as subject.
1803 Ld. Nelson 28 Dec. in Dispatches & Lett. (1845) V. 334 The
Kent is almost done for, and she is going to Malta.
1811 J. Austen Sense & Sensibility III. v. 104 He has done for
himself completely!—shut himself out for ever from all decent
a1817 J. Austen Persuasion (1818) IV. xi. 279 Give Anne your
arm... She is rather done for this morning.