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go further

1. To make a bolder statement about something being discussed; to say the thing that others have refused or been reluctant to say. I would go even further and say that he never loved you at all!
2. To stretch the quantity or amount of something. Make sure that each person only gets one ladle of soup—that'll make it go further.
See also: further, go

go ˈfurther


1 say more about something, or make a more extreme point about it: I would go even further and suggest that the entire government is corrupt.
2 last longer; serve more people: They watered down the soup to make it go further.
See also: further, go
References in classic literature ?
But he had gone farther than Athos--for at the village of Festubert, while drinking at an inn, he had learned without needing to ask a question that the evening before, at half-past eight, a wounded man who accompanied a lady traveling in a post-chaise had been obliged to stop, unable to go further. The accident was set down to the account of robbers, who had stopped the chaise in the wood.
No, it seems our development and our consciousness must go further to understand all the intricacies of this pleasure.
Though he still felt some warmth from the tea he had drunk and from his energetic struggle when clambering about in the snowdrift, he knew that this warmth would not last long and that he had no strength left to warm himself again by moving about, for he felt as tired as a horse when it stops and refuses to go further in spite of the whip, and its master sees that it must be fed before it can work again.
Self-sacrificing as her mood might be Tess could not well go further and cry, "Marry one of them, if you really do want a dairywoman and not a lady; and don't think of marrying me!" She followed Dairyman Crick, and had the mournful satisfaction of seeing that Clare remained behind.
Some, doubtless, will go further and inquire, "Who was he?" In this writing I supply the only answer that I am able to make--Caspar Grattan.
I affirm that not only can the Nautilus disengage itself, but also that it can go further still."
I have never yet led my Nautilus so far into southern seas; but, I repeat, it shall go further yet."
"You have both won honor from this meeting, and it would be sin and shame to let it go further."
There is an abstruse astrologer that saith, If it were not for two things that are constant (the one is, that the fixed stars ever stand a like distance one from another, and never come nearer together, nor go further asunder; the other, that the diurnal motion perpetually keepeth time), no individual would last one moment.
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Shadow business minister Gill Furniss welcomed the Government's intention to serve a recall notice regarding the estimated 500,000 unmodified dryers over fears they pose a potential fire risk, but urged ministers to go further.
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But I'm clear that the next Labour government will need to go further. And we will."