off limits


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off limits

adj (off-limits when prenominal)
1. not to be entered; out of bounds
2. (of an activity) not allowed
3. (of a substance) not allowed to be used or consumed
adv
in or into an area forbidden by regulations
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AYA NAPA Parts of the tourist hotspot are off limits to British military personnel
It means that a ground floor wing of the historic Victoria Square building is off limits to all but the inner circle and escorted visitors.
Scrivano says certain sites are off limits for obvious reasons, but if female students are preparing for the upcoming prom and want to look for lingerie, the Victoria's Secret Web site is off limits.
Waheed Anwar, proprietor of Turner's, said: "Traders like myself can often find it hard to regulate alcohol sales, particularly when adults are buying on behalf of youngsters, and we are grateful for the support we have received so far from Off Limits and the Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership.
Some parts of the tank are off limits while others are OK for high-pressure water or steam.
NO BUTTS: The bird wings its way into the ashtray nest, which is now off limits
Communications between the Queen and other members of the Royal Family are off limits.
Travel can be hazardous within Port-au-Prince, and the downtown area is off limits to U.
OHNY Weekend features a diverse array of sites, many of which are normally off limits to the public, from the historic to the cutting-edge, including private residences, design studios and art galleries, industrial infrastructure, such as power substations and water towers, and special access to monuments, landmarks, and buildings under development.
Keep it off limits to your staff: they could veg happily here all day.
Sometimes we enjoy a little political sparring, but there are a few issues that we mutually decide are too hot and therefore off limits.
Adana is mostly off limits to the thousands of British and American troops and reservists who are pouring into Turkey in preparation for possible war.