go so far as (doing something)

go so far as (doing something)

To reach the point of doing something extreme, risky, or controversial. Often used in the negative. Although I wouldn't go so far as calling him a coward, he definitely likes to avoid confrontation when he can. They went so far as threatening us with legal action if we didn't delete the video in question.
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