far gone

far gone
far gone
Well-advanced in time, progress, decline, etc
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Main Entry:far

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in a bad or worsening state, esp. so as to be beyond recovery

a few frames from the original film were too far gone to salvage

advanced in time

the legislative session is too far gone for the lengthy hearings needed to pass the bill

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far gone
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.

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Main Entry:far
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far gone — see far, 1
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Main Entry:gone

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ˌfar ˈgone [far gone] adjective not before noun (informal)
very ill/sick, crazy or drunk

She was too far gone to understand anything we said to her.


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