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I have some problem to understand the meaning of *further down the road* in the following passage:
I thought it would just be my mom and me playing together forever. I never thought about *further down the road*. I had no idea what life had in store for me.
Does *further* mean *something else*? Does *down the road* mean *in the next future?
Is there anyone who can help me?
"Since the Middle English period many writers have used farther and further interchangeably. According to a relatively recent rule, however, farther should be reserved for physical distance and further for nonphysical, metaphorical advancement."
source:farther - definition of farther by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
Using further over farther already hints us about a metaphorical sense.
I don't think that "further down the road" is an idiom.I guess in the text it was used instead of the future.(implying that he will know other women than his mother)