One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A — regarded as being one step or stage beyond what is safe, sensible, or desirable.‘the statement appears to be a claim too far’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Many Scots see the practice as distasteful and a step too far in the drive to find adoptive parents.’
- ‘This is one step too far for Josey, who takes her grievances to higher places, but to no avail.’
- ‘The SFA went a step too far with Vogts, who in the final analysis just wasn't up to the job.’
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