off-limits

adjective
off-lim·​its | \ˈȯf-ˈli-məts \

Definition of off-limits 

: not to be entered or patronized by a designated class (such 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, in the meaning defined above

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off-limits

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English Language Learners Definition of off-limits

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

off-limits

adjective
off-lim·​its | \ˈȯf-ˈli-məts\

Kids Definition of off-limits

: 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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