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not go far

To not last for very long; to not be adequate for what is needed. I think you should have brought more cash—$50 doesn't go far in this city! All the aunts, uncles, and cousins will be coming, so I think one pot of chili won't go far.
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not go ˈfar


1 (of money) not be enough to buy a lot of things: $20 doesn’t go very far these days.
2 (of a supply of something) not be enough for what is needed: One loaf won’t go far among ten people.
See also: far, go, not
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You go on doing your duty, as parish clerk and sexton, as well as you've always done it, and making those capital thick boots for your neighbours, and things won't go far wrong in Hayslope, depend upon it."
He added: "Any successful team will have off days and days where it doesn't click but if you can grind it out then you won't go far wrong.
You won't go far wrong by backing Northern Beau (3.00) and Article Fifty (4.05).
But analysts suspect those expectations won't go far.
If they tell you, 'You won't go beyond the port,' that means you're a man who failed to finish your studies so you won't go far)," Duterte said.
If you fancy a change from prosecco but still want to be light and flighty, then you won't go far wrong if you stock up with Tesco Finest Pignoletto (PS8.50).
if you just want a couple of good-value party wines to sip in the kitchen, then I suggest you won't go far wrong with a white choice of Cimarosa Chilean Chardonnay Reserva Privada (PS5.79, Lidl).
Its outerwear is pretty cool too and this mauve car coat is definitely going on our newseason shopping list, PS175, anonyme.it/en | SCARF prints are set to be huge this autumn, position yourself somewhere between Nineties Versace and the Queen out and about in her Land Rover and you won't go far wrong.
THE Taoiseach yesterday said he the UK's new Brexit proposals won't go far enough to resolve the border issue.
'He can try (to challenge me) but I'm confident this fight won't go far. The other avenue is to bring it to court, but you cannot file an injunction,' he said, adding that there was a precedence of similar cases, most recently the Perak government tussle where the incumbent had to step down after losing the majority.
Which just goes to show that football fans are not that demanding a bunch and if you work your socks off for your big wages, you won't go far wrong.
Think of a real-life version of Happy Feet without the musical interludes and you won't go far wrong.
His request for authorization to battle Islamic State has been so carefully modulated that it seems unlikely to gain the support of either Republicans, who fear the president won't go far enough, or Democrats, who fear he'll either go too far or leave too much room for a potential Republican successor to carry on the fight.
Hunters wanting a good, solid double action to hunt with won't go far wrong with a Taurus Raging Bull.
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