Down the road

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Hi, everyone
Here is the sentence, I've faced in the book:
"Many people today live their lives for immediate gratification.They buy thing they can't afford and put off payments as far as down the road as possible"
As I understand, in this context "down the road" means "in the future", so, someone will postpone his payment as far as it possible. Am I right?
If so, is it OK, if I use this phrase in daily speech or it's formal and not userful by native speakers in the colloquial speech?
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  • modulus

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    Yes, you are correct. You can use it in colloquial speech.

    It should be: as far down the road as possible. (without the extra 'as')
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