within limits

Definition of within limits

  1. :  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

limitplay limits
  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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