further(redirected from furthered)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.
Related to furthered: oftenest
with no further ado
With no more delay. And now, with no further ado, let's introduce the opening act!
don't let it go any further
Don't reveal this information to anyone else. Greg got the promotion, but don't let it go any further—the boss will officially announce it later today.
Don't let it go any further,and Don't let it out of this room.
Don't tell this secret to anyone else. (Also literal.) This is a strict secret. Don't let it go any further. I'll tell you what you what to know, but don't let it go out of this room.
see no further than the end of one's noseand cannot see (any) further than the end of one's nose; can't see beyond the end of one's nose
Fig. to be narrow-minded; to lack understanding and perception. She is so selfish she can see no further than the end of her nose. You don't care about any one but yourself. You can't see any further than the end of your nose.
stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach
Prov. Do not spend more money than you have. Sue: I can get enough money for college if I take out several loans. Bill: I'd advise against it. Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach.
without further ado
Cliché without further talk. (An overworked phrase usually heard in public announcements.) And without further ado, I would like to introduce Mr. Bill Franklin! The time has come to leave, so without further ado, good evening and good-bye.
without further ado
Also, without more ado. Without more work, ceremony, or fuss. For example, Without further ado they adjourned the meeting and went home, or And now, without more ado, here is our speaker of the day. This idiom has one of the few surviving uses of the noun ado, meaning "what is being done." (Another is much ado about nothing.) [Late 1300s]
cannot see further than (the end of) your nosebe unwilling or fail to consider different possibilities or to foresee the consequences of your actions.
without further/more aˈdo(old-fashioned) without delaying; immediately: So without further ado, let’s get on with tonight’s show.
far/farther/further aˈfieldfar away from home; to or in places that are not near: You can hire a car if you want to explore further afield. ♢ Journalists came from as far afield as China and Brazil.
further along/down the ˈroadat some time in the future: There are certain to be more job losses further down the road.
1 say more about something, or make a more extreme point about it: I would go even further and suggest that the entire government is corrupt.
2 last longer; serve more people: They watered down the soup to make it go further.
See also: further
go no ˈfurther,
not go any ˈfurtherif you tell somebody that a secret will go no further, you promise not to tell it to anyone else: Can I have your assurance that this will go no further?
See also: further
ˌnothing could be ˌfurther from my ˈmind, the ˈtruth, etc.used to emphasize that what somebody has said you are thinking is definitely not true: ‘You must be thinking how terrible I look.’ ‘Nothing could be further from my mind. You’re as beautiful as always.’ ♢ People expect the richest people to be the most generous, but in fact nothing could be further from the truth.
take something ˈfurthertake more serious action about something or speak to somebody at a higher level about it: I am not satisfied with your explanation and I warn you that I intend to take the matter further.
be far/further/furthest reˈmoved from somethingbe very different from something; not be connected with something: Many of these books are far removed from the reality of the children’s lives.
see no further than the end of one’s noseand cannot see (any) further than the end of one’s nose
in. to be narrow-minded; to lack understanding and perception. You don’t care about anyone but yourself. You can’t see any further than the end of your nose.