off–limits

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adjective off–lim·its \ˈȯf-ˈli-məts\

Definition of off–limits

  1. :  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

1945

First Known Use of off–limits

1945


OFF–LIMITS Defined for English Language Learners

off–limits

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adjective off–lim·its \ˈȯf-ˈli-məts\

Definition of off–limits for English Language Learners

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


OFF–LIMITS Defined for Kids

off–limits

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adjective off–lim·its \ˈȯf-ˈli-məts\

Definition of off–limits for Students

  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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