One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Take an extreme course of action; do something to an extreme degree.‘we may go to extremes to find peace and quiet’
go over the top, go to extremes, go overboard, not know when to stopView synonyms
- ‘For a country, encouraging export sales to create jobs when taken to extremes could seriously lower regional productivity and real income.’
- ‘We're having fun with this, taking things to extremes.’
- ‘I have started taking things to extremes lately, however.’
- ‘But this system seems to be taking it to extremes.’
- ‘If you are the sort of person who tends to take things to extremes, then Christmas can be a time of chronic over-indulgence.’
- ‘Bodybuilders often have the mistaken belief that they must take their diets to extremes to take their physiques to extremes.’
- ‘This efficiency wage argument has merit, but taken to extremes it could cause major problems.’
- ‘Connie however, seemed to take the assignment to extremes.’
- ‘A lot of guys take the overload approach to extremes.’
- ‘Other potential ethical conflicts could take this issue to extremes.’
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