(idiomatic) To do something in an extreme fashion; to reach an unexpected extent in doing something.
I know he suffered from depression, but surely he wouldn't go so far as to kill himself?
Go-so-far-as Sentence Examples
He was handsome, though she wouldn't go so far as to call him gorgeous.
She may go so far as not to be disappointed with it if she saw the handsome man again.
Would he go so far as to welcome her?
To deny their historical character is to reject them as trustworthy accounts of the age to which they are ascribed, and even those scholars who claim that they are essentially historical already go so far as to concede idealization and the possibility or probability of later revision.
Some change seems to have come from the north; and there are those who go so far as to say that the centre henceforward was the Argolid, and especially "golden" Mycenae, whose lords imposed a new type of palace and a modification of Aegean art on all other Aegean lands.