as far as

[as far as] or [so far as] {adv. phr.} 1. To the degree or amount that; according to what, how much, or how far.

John did a good job as far as he went, but he did not finish it.

So far as the weather is concerned, I do not think it matters.

As far as he was concerned, things were going well.

2. To the extent that; within the limit that.

He has no brothers so far as I know.

Compare: FORALL(2).