Definition of a — too far in English:

a — too far


  • A — regarded as being one step or stage beyond what is safe, sensible, or desirable.

    ‘the statement appears to be a claim too far’
    • ‘This is one step too far for Josey, who takes her grievances to higher places, but to no avail.’
    • ‘Even officially allowing headteachers even to request a drugs test is a step too far.’
    • ‘She praised the intentions of the police, but said they had gone a step too far.’
    • ‘The SFA went a step too far with Vogts, who in the final analysis just wasn't up to the job.’
    • ‘Many Scots see the practice as distasteful and a step too far in the drive to find adoptive parents.’