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as far as it goes

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishas far as it goesas far as it goesLIMITused to say that an idea, suggestion, plan etc is satisfactory, but only to a limited degree His theories are fine, as far as they go. far
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as far as it goesWhat Kroll said was accurate, as far as it goes.That is encouraging as far as it goes.Virtually all of it is right as far as it goes.We push it as far as it goes.This self-defense strategy is fine as far as it goes, but it addresses only half of the prevention equation.My country has adopted individual rights in principle, but as far as it goes, it means men, not women.That's as far as it goes with me.
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