as/so far as...
as far as
To the extent of. I wouldn't go as far as calling it a riot—I think it was just a bunch of rowdy kids causing trouble.
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as far as
Also, so far as. To the extent, degree, or amount that. This phrase alone is always used to modify a verb, as in As far as I can tell it's an authentic antique, or It's a good job as far as it goes, but it may need more work, or James said that, so far as he can remember, he's never met Mike. [c. 1300] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with as far as.
so far as
see under as far as.
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as/so ˈfar as...as much as; to the extent that: I will help you as far as I am able. ♢ As far as I’m concerned, the whole matter is no longer my responsibility and is now with the police.
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