go too far


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go too far

to do more than is acceptable. I didn't mind at first, but now you've gone too far. If you go too far, I'll slap you.
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go too far

Exceed some limit, as in I wouldn't go too far with those remarks or they'll turn on you, or If Jane goes too far, she'll be sent to her room. [Second half of 1500s]
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go too ˈfar

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go a bit ˈfar

say or do something which is considered too extreme or socially unacceptable: Getting a bit drunk at a party is OK, but arriving completely drunk — that’s really going too far.You’ve gone too far this time, Joanna.
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