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What is the meaning of "get as far as doing sth" and "as far as sth goes"?

Ex: They had got as far as painting the kitchen.
His theories are fine, as far as they go.

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Base language: English
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    "get as far as doing sth":
    1- It means they have not finished some larger task (such as remodeling the entire house), but only reached the milestone of painting the kitchen

    "as far as sth goes"
    2- as much as something does, covers, or accomplishes.

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