Definition of far gone in US English:

far gone


  • 1In a bad or worsening state, especially so as to be beyond recovery.

    ‘a few frames from the original film were too far gone to salvage’
    • ‘A container of Dutch-style feta cheese that I was really looking forward to having, and which turned out to be very far gone - fizzy in fact!’
    • ‘Hollywood is even more far gone than I had imagined.’
    • ‘I've always been a big fan of biking, but when I found out that my old road bike was finally too far gone to be resurrected, it was time to shop around for a new one.’
    • ‘The groundfishery is simply too far gone to recover.’
    • ‘She's the Democrats' best hope if Davis is too far gone.’
    1. 1.1 Advanced in time.
      ‘the legislative session is too far gone for the lengthy hearings needed to pass the bill’
      • ‘Well, the subsequent email exchange went as follows, and I think it just goes to show how far gone into the world of email communication and pop culture references we post Gen-X kids are.’
      • ‘Now that the semester's too far gone for students to feel like they're just testing out this university, all sorts of behaviours odd and disquieting are emerging.’
      • ‘The season is too far gone for the vote of confidence.’