Gofer Broke def: origin; phrase was used from the 442nd Infantry composed of mostly Japanese Americans in World War II. The motto for them was to “gofer broke”, meaning they would give everything they had, no matter what challenges they faced. (see fight song) The motto was derived from a Hawaiian pigeon phrase used by gamblers risking all of their money on a single roll of the dice.
1. to risk it all, even if it means losing everything; to go all out
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“Sam Gofer Broke! Hooh! We don’t give a damn! We’ll round them up at the point of our guns, And vict’ry will by ours! Gofer Broke! Four-Four-Two! Gofer Broke! Four-Four-Two!” – 442nd Infantry