adjective Date: 1945 not to be entered or patronized by a designated class (as military personnel); also not to be interfered with, considered, or spoken of <
the subject of sex was off-limits in her family

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  • off limits — adj be off limits a) if a place is off limits, you are not allowed to go there = out of bounds be off limits to/for ▪ Footpaths are, of course, off limits to bikers. b) if a subject is off limits, you are not allowed to talk about it ▪ Unlike… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Off Limits — may refer to: Off Limits (1953 film), a comedy film starring Bob Hope and Mickey Rooney Off Limits (1988 film), a mystery/thriller film starring Willem Dafoe and Gregory Hines Off Limits (TV series), a 2011 TV series on the Travel Channel… …   Wikipedia

  • Off Limits — Données clés Réalisation Christopher Crowe Scénario Christopher Crowe Jack Thibeau Acteurs principaux Willem Dafoe Gregory Hines Sociétés de production Twentieth Century Fox Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • off limits — limits /ɑ flimits/, it. /ɔ flimits/ locuz. angloamer. (propr. al di là dei limiti ), usata in ital. come agg. [di luoghi in cui non è consentito o è sconsigliato l accesso e, fig., di comportamenti non consentiti e sim.: un ufficio off limits ;… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • off limits — off li·mits loc.agg.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} di zone, edifici, ecc., in cui l accesso è proibito agli estranei: la caserma è off limits | estens., scherz.: fuori, la mia stanza è off limits {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1950. ETIMO: ingl. off… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Off limits! —   Die Wendung stammt aus dem Amerikanischen und ist im Sinne von »Zutritt [für Soldaten] verboten« gebräuchlich: Auf Befehl des Kommandeurs gilt für alle Bars und Vergnügungslokale bis auf weiteres: off limits! In seiner übertragenen Bedeutung… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • off-limits — /ofˈlimits, ingl. ˈHfˌlɪmɪts/ [loc. ingl., propriamente «fuori (off) dei limiti (limits)»] loc. avv. (est.) proibito, vietato CONTR. consentito, permesso, lecito …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • off-limits — adj. barred to a designated group; as, the topless bar is off lints to military personnel. Syn: out of bounds(predicate). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • off-limits — adjective if a place is off limits, you are not allowed to go there …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • off-limits — (adj.) forbidden, by 1881, U.S. military academies jargon, from OFF (Cf. off) (adv.) + LIMIT (Cf. limit) (n.). Earlier (1857) it was applied to cadets, etc., who were in violation of the limitations on their movement and behavior …   Etymology dictionary

  • off-limits — {{hw}}{{off limits}}{{/hw}}locuz. avv. Detto di luogo, segnalato da un caratteristico contrassegno, in cui era vietato l ingresso alle truppe di occupazione americane | (est.) Di luogo in cui sono proibiti l entrata o il passaggio | (fig.)… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

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