Definition of go so far as to do something in English:

go so far as to do something

phrase

  • Do something regarded as extreme.

    ‘surely they wouldn't go so far as to break in?’
    • ‘He went so far as to propose a public transportation system to provide access to this wilderness.’
    • ‘My mother even went so far as to put up a naughty and nice chart on the fridge door, with a gold star system.’
    • ‘This summer one person even went so far as to throw a beer bottle at me from a passing car.’
    • ‘He even went so far as to design colour co-ordinated lilac outfits for the servants.’
    • ‘She even went so far as to provide him with a mobile phone, so she could contact him at any time.’