as far as it goes


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as far as it goes

As much as something accomplishes, typically with room for improvement. Your short story is pretty good, as far as it goes. Now here are the revisions I want you to make.
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as far as it goes

as much as something does, covers, or accomplishes. (Usually said of something that is inadequate.) Your plan is fine as far as it goes. It doesn't seem to take care of everything, though. As far as it goes, this law is a good one. It should set stiffer penalties, however.
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as (or so) far as it goes

bearing in mind its limitations (said when qualifying praise of something).
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as/so far as it ˈgoes

to a limited degree, usually less than is satisfactory: It’s a good plan as far as it goes, but there are a lot of things they haven’t thought of.
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