as far as

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as far as

Also, so far as. To the extent, degree, or amount that. This phrase alone is always used to modify a verb, as in As far as I can tell it's an authentic antique, or It's a good job as far as it goes, but it may need more work, or James said that, so far as he can remember, he's never met Mike. [c. 1300] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with as far as.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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