beyond someone's reach

idiom

Definition of beyond someone's reach

1 : not close enough to be touched or picked up by someone The ball was beyond her reach.
2 : not within someone's power to do or achieve Our budget is strained, so buying a new car is beyond our reach right now.

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“Beyond someone's reach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beyond%20someone%27s%20reach. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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