- approaching the end, as of life, duration, usefulness, etc.: The sleeve is too far-gone to mend.
Origin of far-gone
First recorded in 1770–80
- past participle of go1.
- far gone,
- much advanced; deeply involved.
- nearly exhausted; almost worn out.
- dying: The rescue party finally reached the scene of the crash, but most of the survivors were already far gone.
- gone on, Informal. infatuated with; in love with: He is still gone on the woman who jilted him.
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- the past participle of go 1
- ended; past
- lost; ruined (esp in the phrases gone goose or gosling)
- dead or near to death
- spent; consumed; used up
- informal faint or weak
- informal having been pregnant (for a specified time)six months gone
- (usually foll by on) slang in love (with)
- slang in an exhilarated state, as through music or the use of drugs
- gone out informal blank and without comprehension, as if stupefied in surprise
- pastit's gone midnight
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Word Origin and History for far gone
past participle of go.
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Idioms and Phrases with 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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