off-limits


off–lim·its

adjective \ˈf-ˈli-məts\

Definition of OFF-LIMITS

:  not to be entered or patronized by a designated class (as military personnel); also :  not to be interfered with, considered, or spoken of <the subject of sex was off–limits in her family>

First Known Use of OFF-LIMITS

1945

off–limits

adjective

Full Definition of OFF-LIMITS

1
:  not to be entered or patronized by a designated class (such as military personnel, students, athletes in training) <off-limits section of town> <the casino was declared off-limits to the airmen at the base>
2
:  not to be interfered with, considered, or spoken of <the subject of sex was in her family>

First Known Use of OFF-LIMITS

1945

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