a bridge too far

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A step or action that is too ambitious; an act of overreaching.

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  • In reference to Operation Market Garden, Allied airborne military operation of 1944.
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Cloning was an interesting concept. Cloning body parts was again just man's search for immortality riding on the back of naive altruistic medicinal benevolence. But cloning a person was a bridge too far.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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