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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. 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.
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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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