take (something) too far

take (something) too far

To do something, often something unwelcome, to an excessive degree. Well, your little brother is crying now because you took your teasing too far.
See also: far, take

carry/take something too, etc. ˈfar

continue doing something beyond reasonable limits: Of course we should show him respect, but I think expecting us to stand up whenever he walks into the room is taking things a bit far.
See also: carry, far, something, take
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