know one's limits

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of know one's limits

:to know how much one is able to do
  • It's important to exercise, but you need to know your limits.

Word by Word Definitions

know play
  1. : to perceive directly : have direct cognition of

  2. : to have understanding of

  3. : to recognize the nature of : discern

  1. : knowledge

limit play limits
  1. : something that bounds, restrains, or confines

  2. : the utmost extent

  3. : a geographic or political boundary

  1. : to assign certain limits to : prescribe

  2. : to restrict the bounds or limits of

  3. : to curtail or reduce in quantity or extent


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