One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Bearing in mind its limitations (said when qualifying praise of something)‘the book is a useful catalogue as far as it goes’
- ‘His reasoning is sound so far as it goes, and he's produced an enjoyable and thought-provoking read that I highly recommend.’
- ‘‘Plan ahead’ is excellent advice, so far as it goes.’
- ‘Perlstein's diagnosis is clever and persuasive, as far as it goes.’
- ‘Now, I'm not sure the underlying change of policy here is wrong-headed, at least as far as it goes, or even that it represents a change.’
- ‘This is true in so far as it goes, but it ignores the personal nature of the duty an employer has to each of his individual employees.’
- ‘I'm a big Joni Mitchell and Fairport Convention fan, but that's about as far as it goes.’
- ‘All of this is true so far as it goes, but it ignores the one big question: Who is going to pay for all of this?’
- ‘Vaca's argument is true as far as it goes - which isn't far at all.’
- ‘I follow the results of Bolton Wanderers and Manchester City but that's about as far as it goes.’
- ‘In so far as it goes, it is based on fact, experience and experiment.’
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