within limits

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of within limits

: without going beyond what is considered reasonable or allowable
  • They told us that we could do whatever we liked, within (certain) limits.

Word by Word Definitions

limit play limits
  1. : something that bounds, restrains, or confines

  2. : the utmost extent

  3. : a geographic or political boundary

  1. : to assign certain limits to : prescribe

  2. : to restrict the bounds or limits of

  3. : to curtail or reduce in quantity or extent


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