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    Default go too far/go over the top

    Does it sound ok: "I think I went too far with that wine" or "I think I went over the top with that wine". If not, what other variant are possible?

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    Default Re: go too far/go over the top

    What did he actually do with the wine?

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    Default Re: go too far/go over the top

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What did he actually do with the wine?
    Well, he drank too much

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    Default Re: go too far/go over the top

    Oh, right.

    In that case, your sentences are OK.

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    Default Re: go too far/go over the top

    As you know, how English is used will vary based on where you live.
    I would not guess that "you went over the top with the wine" meant that you got drunk.

    My first through would be something like you had already given someone many gifts, and the wine was just too much. Or maybe you had spent more than you should on a dinner out, and then bought a very expensive bottle of wine.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: go too far/go over the top

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    As you know, how English is used will vary based on where you live.
    I would not guess that "you went over the top with the wine" meant that you got drunk.

    My first through would be something like you had already given someone many gifts, and the wine was just too much. Or maybe you had spent more than you should on a dinner out, and then bought a very expensive bottle of wine.
    Oh! Really? Can you suggest, please, any other phrase which would be understandable in any case?

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    Default Re: go too far/go over the top

    I don't understand your question. In WHAT case?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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