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Difference between Be too far gone and Go too far

be too far gonebe in an advanced stage of a particular condition (suffering from illness, etc.):

  • We tried to make him understand, but he was too far gone to take in what we were saying.

Note: The expression is not antonymous in meaning to the phrase be a bit gone—(sl.) be crazy or insane:

  • The cook scratched his head; he had a chat with the overseer afterwards, and they agreed that the traveler was a bit gone.

go too fargo beyond the limits of what is considered reasonable:

  • If this was an olive branch, Dondolo was tempted to take it, just because he had gone too far.

See also: go far / go far afield.