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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. Typically used in negative constructions. I think you should have brought more cash. Fifty bucks doesn't go far in this city! All the aunts, uncles, and cousins will be coming, so one pot of chili won't go very far.
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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.
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go ˈfar(of people) be successful in the future: Linda is an excellent manager. She should go far.
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