the limit

Definition of the limit

informal + old-fashioned

  1. :  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!

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  something that bounds, restrains, or confines

    :  the utmost extent

    :  a geographic or political boundary

  1. :  to assign certain limits to :  prescribe

    :  to restrict the bounds or limits of

    :  to curtail or reduce in quantity or extent

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to criticize severely

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