far gone

far-gone

[fahr-gawn, -gon]
adjective
2.
approaching the end, as of life, duration, usefulness, etc.: The sleeve is too far-gone to mend.

Origin:
1770–80

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gone

[gawn, gon]
verb
1.
past participle of go1.
adjective
2.
departed; left.
3.
lost or hopeless.
5.
that has passed away; dead.
6.
7.
weak and faint: a gone feeling.
8.
used up.
9.
Slang.
a.
pregnant: two months gone.
b.
great; outstanding.
c.
exhilarated; inspired.
Idioms
10.
far gone,
a.
much advanced; deeply involved.
b.
nearly exhausted; almost worn out.
c.
dying: The rescue party finally reached the scene of the crash, but most of the survivors were already far gone.
11.
gone on, Informal. infatuated with; in love with: He is still gone on the woman who jilted him.
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gone (ɡɒn)
 
vb
1.  the past participle of go
 
adj
2.  ended; past
3.  lost; ruined (esp in the phrases gone gooseorgosling)
4.  dead or near to death
5.  spent; consumed; used up
6.  informal faint or weak
7.  informal having been pregnant (for a specified time): six months gone
8.  slang (usually foll by on) in love (with)
9.  slang in an exhilarated state, as through music or the use of drugs
10.  informal gone out blank and without comprehension, as if stupefied in surprise
 
adv
11.  past: it's gone midnight

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Idioms & Phrases

far gone

Extremely advanced, referring to some progressive action or condition. For example, These trees are too far gone to be saved, or He's had a lot to drink and is too far gone to drive himself home. [Mid-1500s]

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