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Online ESL Idioms
An online collection of common English idioms.


In sports, out of bounds means outside of the field of play. This phrase can be used to symbolize something that is off-limits. For example:

"I would ask Brett's sister on a date, but I'm afraid that might be out of bounds." In this case, the speaker is implying that trying to date Brett's sister would be off-limits or not allowed.

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