One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Exceed the limits of what is reasonable or acceptable.‘she's been causing trouble—one of these days she'll go too far’
go over the top, go to extremes, go overboard, not know when to stopView synonyms
- ‘Some of his comments were justified but the article went too far when it suggested that the road was built was to accommodate developers.’
- ‘Lucas went too far with the wizardry, creating an unpalatable film.’
- ‘When she challenges him he admonishes her for going too far, for crossing the limits, for not respecting boundaries.’
- ‘Some of the purists dedicated to preserving the Art Deco style intact thought she sometimes went too far, but Blackwell let her do as she pleased.’
- ‘While protecting his position was admirable, Burke often went too far and unnecessarily upset Nine.’
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