go too far

idiom

: to do something that is not allowed
This time you've gone too far!

Examples of go too far in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opponents say such measures can go too far, limit property rights and stall local economic growth. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, 2 June 2024 Of course, there’s no doubt that yapping can go too far. Emma Burleigh, Fortune, 9 May 2024 Without solid evidence to support the government’s claims that TikTok is a threat to national security, a court could find that a ban would go too far and could cause the company irreparable damage. Makena Kelly, WIRED, 7 May 2024 Levitt trusts and admires Attia, but acknowledged that Attia’s fans in the longevity movement could go too far. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2024 But the Supreme Court must now decide whether those efforts go too far — when the government, in other words, veers into censorship on social media that violates the First Amendment. Alexandra Banner, CNN, 18 Mar. 2024 Age Before retirees go too far in considering the possibilities, there is an age limit: to qualify for the EITC for the 2023 tax year, your birthday must be between December 31, 1958 (age 65) and January 2, 1999 (age 25). Julie Jason, Jd, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 The Biden administration, which has largely taken a tough line against Silicon Valley, filed a brief siding with the companies, arguing that the state laws go too far and that the First Amendment protects social networks just like bookstores, editorial pages and theaters. Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2024 Other Republicans, alongside Democrats, say the bills go too far and present far more risks than benefits. Jenna Barackman, Kansas City Star, 29 Feb. 2024

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“Go too far.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20too%20far. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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