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Those are complicated machines, those things, and they're off-limits to the likes of you and me.

This section of the building was off-limits to the other patients in the Institute, but Stanton, the star border, had free rein.

Commanders were frequently quizzed on the probable effects of the imposition of off-limits sanctions or base closings.

WORD ORIGIN

"forbidden," by 1881, U.S. military academies jargon, from off (adv.) + limit (n.). Earlier (1857) it was applied to cadets, etc., who were in violation of the limitations on their movement and behavior.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OFF-LIMITS

out of bounds

adjectivebeyond limit
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