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far-gone

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

First recorded in 1770–80
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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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