go so far

idiom

used to indicate that something one suspects might be beyond what is generally believed
Would you go so far as to call them dishonest?
I wouldn't go so far as to say she's a billionaire.

Examples of go so far in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the question of diversity can only go so far; as is usually the case, the on-the-ground story is more complex. Rachel Ventresca, Fortune, 6 June 2024 Granted, even the smartest laws will only go so far. Michael Gallant, Billboard, 15 May 2024 But Zoom can only go so far to stretch the industry’s reach. Daniel De Visé, USA TODAY, 20 May 2024 The judges did not go so far as to find that Scott and the other detainees are covered employees but sided with them on several key issues. Madeleine O'Neill, Baltimore Sun, 8 May 2024 Kotsay wouldn’t go so far as to rule Ruiz out of the series finale against Miami. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 5 May 2024 Bathymetric maps – the ones that show depth beneath the water – can only go so far, especially given much of the data they are based on is outdated. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 2 May 2024 The new rule does not go so far as to prohibit new oil and gas leasing on federal lands, as many environmental groups have urged and President Joe Biden promised during the 2020 campaign. Matthew Daly, Quartz, 12 Apr. 2024 But Jacobs wouldn’t go so far as to say the civilian review boards will be shut down come July 1 when the bill goes into effect. Alexandra Glorioso, Miami Herald, 12 Apr. 2024

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“Go so far.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20so%20far. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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