Three cocktails are my limit.
I won't have any more - I know my limit!
the limit old-fashioned informal
limits [ plural ]
- Many people became ineligible to receive state aid because their earnings were above the new limit.
- The government has set new limits on public spending.
- The bad language in that play overstepped the limits of what ought to be allowed on television.
- At this restaurant you can help yourself to as much food as you want - there's no limit.
- "How much are you willing to spend?" "Well, the outside limit would be £350."
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limitverb [ T ]uk /ˈlɪm.ɪt/ us /ˈlɪm.ɪt/
- Oil prices are certain to rise following the agreement to limit production.
- The government is being widely criticized in the press for failing to limit air pollution.
- You should always limit your exposure to the sun.
- The government has promised to introduce legislation to limit fuel emissions from cars.
- Division within the party will limit its chances at the election.