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Meaning of "to be off limits" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO BE OFF LIMITS

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WHAT DOES TO BE OFF LIMITS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of to be off limits in the English dictionary

The definition of to be off limits in the dictionary is If an area or a place is off limits, you are not allowed to go there. Other definition of to be off limits is If you say that something is off limits, you mean that you are not allowed to do it.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO BE OFF LIMITS

to be blissfully ignorant of sth
to be brought to bed
to be bursting at the seams
to be full to bursting
to be in running order
to be in the driver´s seat
to be in the driving seat
to be mixed up in sth
to be mixed up with sb
to be none too pleased
to be off the radar
to be on the front burner
to be on the naughty step
to be on the radar
to be on the rocks
to be pleased with yourself
to be reckoned with
to be reliably informed
to be sadly missed
to be sadly mistaken

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO BE OFF LIMITS

call it quits
credits
eating habits
employee benefits
exploits
health benefits
its
limits
merits
off limits
off-limits
pits
quits
spirits
splits
straits
units
waits
within limits
wits

Synonyms and antonyms of to be off limits in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «to be off limits» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO BE OFF LIMITS

Find out the translation of to be off limits to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of to be off limits from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «to be off limits» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

是禁区
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estar fuera de los límites
570 millions of speakers

English

to be off limits
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सीमा बंद होने की
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أن تكون خارج حدود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

быть закрыты
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

para estar fora dos limites
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বন্ধ সীমা হতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

être hors limites
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Untuk mematikan had
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

auf tabu sein
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

立ち入り禁止であることが
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

출입 금지 할 수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dadi watesan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

để được ra khỏi giới hạn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வரம்புகள் இருக்க வேண்டும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मर्यादा असणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Sınırları aşmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di essere off limits
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

się poza granice
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бути закриті
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a fi în afara limitelor
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

να είναι εκτός ορίων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

te wees buite perke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vara tabu
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

å være utenfor grensene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to be off limits

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO BE OFF LIMITS»

The term «to be off limits» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.906 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO BE OFF LIMITS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to be off limits

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO BE OFF LIMITS»

Discover the use of to be off limits in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to be off limits and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Court-Martial Reports of the Judge Advocate General of the ...
The only question presented by the record concerns the legal sufficiency of the finding of guilty of Specification 1 of the Charge—the wrongful entry of a Japanese restaurant which was alleged to be "off limits" to mili- Headncte l tary personnel.
Author
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Headhunters: Matchmaking in the Labor Market
Firms from which headhunters may not recruit candidates are said to be "off limits ." The most common reason a firm is off limits is that the headhunter placed a candidate there — it is a client. Without exception, all the headhunters to whom we ...
William Finlay, James E. Coverdill, 2007
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Publics and the City
... state on behalf of 'the people' (as 'the nation') and housing the operations of their elected representatives. In another sense, significant parts of the building were to be off-limits to actual members of 'the public' who might visit the Parliament ...
Kurt Iveson, 2011
4
Securing Constitutional Democracy: The Case of Autonomy
... for deliberative democracy impose constraints on collective judgments, adding that ''other rights fundamental to individual autonomy or welfare—such as consensual intimate sexual activity—ought generally to be off-limits to government.
James E. Fleming, 2006
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English idioms for Spanish speakers
... great shakes 245 to be no picnic 208 to be nobody's fool 102 to be nothint: but skin and bones 253 to be obliged 193 to be off limits 161 to be off one's rocker 23 1 to be out of this world 330 to be nothing to complain about 190 to be nothing ...
Eugene Savaiano, Lynn W. Winget, 2007
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The Country in Conflict
He also declared Central High to be off-limits to blacks and Horace Mann, the black high school, to be off-limits to whites. On September 20, 1957, Judge Ronald N. Davies granted NAACP lawyers Thurgood Marshall and Wiley Branton an ...
Bob Navarro, 2008
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Nomination of Kenneth L. Wainstein to be Assistant Attorney ...
No management structure that's in place — nothing is going to be off-limits. And it's been made clear to me that the Department wants me to take that approach when I go in, take a look at everything. Senator Levin. Thank you. Mr. Wainstein, I  ...
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How to Be a 3% Man, Winning the Heart of the Woman of Your ...
... of things need to be off limits. Those are the types of things you save for special occasions, and only after she's in love with you. If she is a giver, you have passed the first couple months of the relationship, and she is totally in love with you, ...
Corey Wayne, 2006
9
Too Good to Be True: The Life and Work of Leslie Fiedler
To reach it, one had to drive down an old country road and walk a quartermile or so.Thiswhole enterprise wassomewhat daring,inthat the quarry was supposed to be off-limits to both those. 14. James M. Cox, “Celebrating Leslie Fiedler,” 144.
Mark Royden Winchell, 2002
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Learning From the Links: Mastering Management Using Lessons ...
The lower levels can do anything that is not declared to be “off limits” by the higher levels. Such constraints allow freedom at all levels of the hierarchy, but within defined limits that broaden progressively as one travels upward. The resulting ...
David K. Hurst, 2010

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« EDUCALINGO. To be off limits [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/to-be-off-limits>. Jun 2021 ».
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