One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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 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.’
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