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Definition of far gone in English:

1In a bad or worsening state: a few frames from the original film were too far gone to salvage
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  • The groundfishery is simply too far gone to recover.
  • I've always been a big fan of biking, but when I found out that my old road bike was finally too far gone to be resurrected, it was time to shop around for a new one.
  • A container of Dutch-style feta cheese that I was really looking forward to having, and which turned out to be very far gone - fizzy in fact!
1.1 informal Very intoxicated or ill: everyone was far gone by now
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  • I never see them any more, they're too far gone really, but nor would I want to, I'm sure I'd feel the temptation to dabble if I was in their company.
  • I was so far gone that I remained unfazed when it was revealed to me that Jack's address was 1983 Chevy Camaro Drive.
  • Alison was already too far gone to be transferred and if we had to run the gauntlet to St Mary's I might have lost her and my babies.
2Advanced in time: when he awoke the day was far gone
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  • Now that the semester's too far gone for students to feel like they're just testing out this university, all sorts of behaviours odd and disquieting are emerging.
  • Well, the subsequent email exchange went as follows, and I think it just goes to show how far gone into the world of email communication and pop culture references we post Gen-X kids are.
  • The season is too far gone for the vote of confidence.
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