off-limits

adjective
off-lim·​its | \ ˈȯf-ˈli-məts How to pronounce off-limits (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-limits. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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off-limits

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of off-limits

used to say that people are not allowed to enter a place or use something often + to
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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