the limit

noun

Definition of 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!

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“The limit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20limit. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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