the limit


informal + old-fashioned
: a very annoying or upsetting person or thing
He keeps forgetting his wife's birthday: he really is the limit!
He forgot his wife's birthday again. Isn't that the limit!

Examples of the limit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So mathematicians may be nearing the limit of how tightly spheres can be packed in a disordered way. Quanta Magazine, 30 Apr. 2024 That led to a shortage of young people, and in 2016 the government upped the limit to two children. Stephanie Yang, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 At the limit of the black hole is its accretion disk—that bright orange-yellow swirl of superheated material that the black hole has pulled to its vicinity. Isaac Schultz / Gizmodo, Quartz, 7 May 2024 Under the settlement fund, claimants can get up to $1.5 million, though lawmakers are expected to soon increase the limit to $2.5 million. Holly Ramer, Twin Cities, 3 May 2024 Standard Chartered The bank hasn’t formally proposed to get shareholders permission to remove the limit on bonuses but it is understood to be reviewing its pay structures going forward. Aisha S Gani, Fortune Europe, 22 Apr. 2024 If a miner’s exposure exceeds the limit, mine operators must take immediate corrective actions. Matthew Daly, Fortune, 17 Apr. 2024 While the rule issued Tuesday adopts the limit recommended in 1974, some miner-safety advocates worry that its benefits will be undercut by weak enforcement. Chris Hamby, New York Times, 16 Apr. 2024 Systems will also be required to inform the public if the levels of PFAS go above the limit due to filtration issues, or if PFAS are discovered for the first time. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 12 Apr. 2024

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“The limit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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