go too far


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go too far

To do something to a drastic, inappropriate, or excessive degree. My brother teases me all the time, but he went too far when he started mocking my girlfriend.
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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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Churchill's essays are intelligent and polemical and, like the polemics by members of minorities and otherwise-oppressed groups (women, for example), sometimes they go too far but in the process stretch our minds.
Many tenants fear that if they go too far in addressing environmental issues, they will only increase their potential liability.