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English definition of “as far as it goes”

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as far as it goes

used to say that something has good qualities but could be better: It's a good essay as far as it goes.
Translations of “as far as it goes”
in Chinese (Traditional) 在一定程度上…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在有限程度上…
(Definition of as far as it goes from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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