far gone

idiom

informal
: in a very bad, weak, or confused condition because of being sick, tired, drunk, etc.
He had been drinking for a couple of hours, so he was pretty far gone by then.
She was too far gone to understand what we were asking her.

Examples of far gone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So often, people turn the other cheek and pay them no mind or assume addicts are too far gone. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2024 All of the occupants were offered spots at the city’s new Roseville Road shelter, and two have so far gone, Swanson said. Theresa Clift, Sacramento Bee, 9 Feb. 2024 America’s dynamic economy means the debt situation isn’t too far gone to rectify just yet. Will Daniel, Fortune, 5 Feb. 2024 Those who aren’t too far gone may be able to get their homes under control with a little awareness, a lot of motivation, the help of a friend and a few new habits. Marni Jameson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 Jan. 2024 To avoid an even grimmer future, the report’s authors warned, communities needed to recognize a harsh reality: Some young people are too far gone to save. Matthew Thompson, New York Times, 23 Sep. 2023 Human intervention is especially needed where the landscape is completely charred and Joshua trees are too far gone to regenerate on their own. Ali Martin, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 Aug. 2023 Toward the end of Lenny’s set, viewers see Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein) in the audience, watching the legendary comic, who seems to be too far gone at this point. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 May 2023 Toward the end of Lenny’s set, viewers see Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein) in the audience, watching the legendary comic, who seems to be too far gone at this point. Christy Piña, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 May 2023 See More

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“Far gone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far%20gone. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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