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Definition of "off-limits" []

  • Not to be entered or frequented by a designated group: a bar that is off-limits to military personnel. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "off-limits" in a sentence
  • "When I say “go there,” I mean “travel to a destination,” as opposed to what my friends in California mean when they say “go there”—“to discuss or refer to an off-limits subject.”"
  • "Savage went on to note: "I never said the word 'tranny' at UCI at all; indeed, I've made a conscious effort to stop using 'tranny' after the memo went out last year declaring the word an off-limits 'hate term.'""
  • "We took actual cases from the files and the testimony and tried to discern which activities must be off-limits, which were truly necessary, and which could have been conducted legally."