Go as/so far as to do something - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
go as/so far as to do something
go so far as to
Also, go as far as to. Proceed to the point of doing something. For example, I wouldn't go so far as to call him incompetent, but he does need supervision, or Would she go as far as to sell the house before she's found another?
go as/so far as to do something be willing to go to extreme or surprising limits in dealing with something: She’s a brilliant painter, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say she is the best in the country. ♢ I don’t like people smoking but I wouldn’t go so far as to forbid it.