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Term: "go as far as"
The expression "go as far as" is a multi-purpose phrase used to convey a sense of reaching a specific point or extent, often in a metaphorical or figurative sense. It can be utilized in various contexts, such as describing the limit or extent to which someone or something is willing to do, travel, spend, or believe.
- To reach a specified point or extent: To travel, progress, or extend to a particular distance, degree, or level.
- To be prepared to do something: To be willing to take action or make sacrifices in order to achieve a goal.
- To consider or believe to a certain degree: To accept or support a particular idea, theory, or opinion up to a certain point.
1. To reach a specified point or extent:
- After hiking for hours, they decided to go as far as the waterfall at the end of the trail.
- The marathon runner had trained hard and was determined to go as far as he could without giving up.
- Our budget for the trip will only allow us to go as far as the neighboring town.
2. To be prepared to do something:
- Sarah is determined to go as far as quitting her job if it means she can pursue her dream career.
- The dedicated teacher will go as far as working overtime to ensure her students receive the best education possible.
- If you want to succeed in this competition, you need to go as far as sacrificing your free time for practice.
3. To consider or believe to a certain degree:
- He agreed with most of the speaker's arguments, but couldn't go as far as supporting their controversial conclusion.
- I respect her viewpoint, but I can't go as far as accepting her radical ideas on social reform.
- While he appreciates modern art, he can't go as far as understanding and appreciating abstract paintings.
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