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off–limits

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adjective off–lim·its \ˈȯf-ˈli-məts\

Simple Definition of off–limits

  • —used to say that people are not allowed to talk about something

Full Definition of off–limits

  1. :  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>

1945

First Known Use of off–limits

1945


OFF–LIMITS Defined for Kids

off–limits

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adjective off–lim·its \ˈȯf-ˈli-məts\

Definition of off–limits

  1. :  not to be entered or used <… we had to stay upstairs and the attic was off-limits. — Judy Blume, Sheila the Great>




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