go far

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go far

Also, go a long way. Be sufficient for nearly all that is required; also, last for a long time. For example, This turkey will go far to feed the people at the shelter, or She can really make that small amount of cash go a long way. [Early 1400s] Also see go a long way toward; go so far as to.

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