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go too far

To do something to a drastic, inappropriate, or excessive degree. My brother teases me all the time, but he went too far when he started mocking my girlfriend.
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go too far

to do more than is acceptable. I didn't mind at first, but now you've gone too far. If you go too far, I'll slap you.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go too far

Exceed some limit, as in I wouldn't go too far with those remarks or they'll turn on you, or If Jane goes too far, she'll be sent to her room. [Second half of 1500s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

go too ˈfar

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go a bit ˈfar

say or do something which is considered too extreme or socially unacceptable: Getting a bit drunk at a party is OK, but arriving completely drunk — that’s really going too far.You’ve gone too far this time, Joanna.
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