naging bato (nagíng bató) Filipino/Tagalog term
Literal meaning: was turned to stone
- nawalan ng halaga
- nawala na
- became of no value
- already gone
- Inaasahan ni Juan na maani ang mga gulay at maibenta sa palengke pero may malakas na bagyo na dumating kahapon at nasira ang mga gulay. Kawawang Juan, pera na sana nagíng bató pa.
- Ang isang buwang sweldo ni Pedro ay nagíng bató ng dahil sa sugal.
- Juan was expecting to harvest the vegetables and sell them to the market but a strong storm came and the vegetables were destroyed. Poor Juan, he lost money he should earned.
- The one month salary of Pedro already gone because of gambling.