within reason
phrasal within reasonable limits

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • within reason — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} Within the limits of good sense; in reasonable control or check; moderate. * /I want you to have a good time tonight, within reason./ * /If Tom wants to go to the fair, he must keep his expenses within reason./ * /Jean s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • within reason — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} Within the limits of good sense; in reasonable control or check; moderate. * /I want you to have a good time tonight, within reason./ * /If Tom wants to go to the fair, he must keep his expenses within reason./ * /Jean s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • within reason — index fairly (moderately) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • within reason — adverb : within reasonable limits drinks and relaxes within reason * * * within reason : within reasonable or sensible limits You can do anything you want, within reason. The price is within reason. • • • Main Entry: ↑reason …   Useful english dictionary

  • within\ reason — adv or adj. phr. Within the limits of good sense; in reasonable control or check; moderate. I want you to have a good time tonight, within reason. If Tom wants to go to the fair, he must keep his expenses within reason. Jean s plans are quite… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • within reason — sensible, reasonable I think that, within reason, you should be able to take as much time off as you want to go to school …   Idioms and examples

  • within reason — to the degree that good judgment would allow. With a good exercise program, you can eat anything you want, within reason, and not gain weight …   New idioms dictionary

  • in or within reason — idi in or within reason, in accord with reason; justifiable …   From formal English to slang

  • reason — ► NOUN 1) a cause, explanation, or justification. 2) good or obvious cause to do something: we have reason to celebrate. 3) the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgements logically. 4) (one s reason) one s sanity. 5) what is… …   English terms dictionary

  • reason — [rē′zən] n. [ME reisun < OFr < L ratio, a reckoning, reason: see READ1] 1. an explanation or justification of an act, idea, etc. 2. a cause or motive 3. the ability to think, form judgments, draw conclusions, etc. 4. sound thought or… …   English World dictionary

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