go far


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

go far

1. To achieve much success. You'll go far if you learn to never quit.
2. To last; to be adequate for what is needed. I think you should have brought more cash; $50 doesn't go very far in this city! All the aunts, uncles, and cousins will be coming, so I one pot of chili won't go far.
See also: far, go

go far

Also, go a long way. Be sufficient for nearly all that is required; also, last for a long time. For example, This turkey will go far to feed the people at the shelter, or She can really make that small amount of cash go a long way. [Early 1400s] Also see go a long way toward; go so far as to.
See also: far, go

go ˈfar

(of people) be successful in the future: Linda is an excellent manager. She should go far.
See also: far, go
References in periodicals archive ?
The legislation filed earlier this year doesnt go far enough to prevent future cutting of the pass and needs to be changed in order to protect our national security interests.
Go Far (centre, yellow and black) runs at Lingfield today
After falling to a perch of 88, he has been steadily making progress again and posted a recent best behind Go Far when appreciating a drop back to six furlongs.
InFocus believes that the benefits of technology integration in education go far beyond the classroom by preparing students to succeed in a technology-focused world.
The original author Wang Chen was a 9th-century Chinese military commander sickened by carnage and began using the ancient Tao Te Ching for peaceful purposes: his interpretations produced the first reading of it as a martial text of strategy, and Ralph Sawyer's in-depth interpretations go far in placing its military importance in modern Western hands.
Seventeen-year-old Angelo Seaver's blame-the-government strategy didn't go far with a trial judge.
But the suit probably won't go far, experts say, because it doesn't relate to any other dispute before the courts.
Polls suggest that about 50 percent of the public thinks the PATRIOT Act struck the right balance, 20 percent thinks it didn't go far enough, and maybe 20 percent thinks it goes too far.
In their dissent, Smith and Avery noted that CAFTA includes extensive environmental provisions that go far beyond mandated requirements, and some of those provisions could undermine the 'free trade' aspects of the agreement.
A number of the Romanow recommendations "do not go far enough in curtailing corporate and private profiteers from undermining Medicare, particularly in many home care services.
In essence this means that hush-kitted aircraft can continue to operate, though this still does not go far enough for some operators.
That stab at summarizing contemporary painting was perhaps too generous to ultimately convince, but it was a commendable attempt by an artist to track obsessions that go far beyond stylistic affinities.
The working group discussed the possibility of conducting studies to learn more about small-face-amount policies, and consumer advocates argued that the disclosure statement didn't go far enough to protect policyholders.
SIP enables the creation and deployment of feature-rich services that go far beyond simple VoIP calls.
Cushman & Wakefield's endorsement will go far in helping us to build our U.