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A Bridge Too Far

What Does "A Bridge Too Far" Mean?

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"A bridge too far" is an English idiom. It means "an act or plan that is too ambitious."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "a bridge too far" used in a sentence:
  • Attempting to launch three products in one month seemed a bridge too far.
  • Climbing the highest peaks on each continent in a year would be a bridge too far for most.
  • They tried to expand too quickly, and it proved to be a bridge too far.
meaning for a bridge too far

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "A Bridge Too Far" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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