[ fahr-gawn, -gon ]
/ ˈfɑrˈgɔn, -ˈgɒn /
approaching the end, as of life, duration, usefulness, etc.: The sleeve is too far-gone to mend.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of far-gone
First recorded in 1770–80
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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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