- approaching the end, as of life, duration, usefulness, etc.: The sleeve is too far-gone to mend.
Origin of far-gone
- 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.
- 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
Word Origin and History for far gone
past participle of go.
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]
In addition to the idioms beginning with gone
- gone coon, a
- gone goose
- gone with the wind
- a goner
- all gone
- dead and buried (gone)
- far gone
- going, going, gone
- here today, gone tomorrow
- to hell and gone
Also see undergo.