Meaning of “within limits” in the English Dictionary

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"within limits" in British English

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within limits

C2 to some extent, but not allowing everything:

I'll pay for what you need - within limits.

(Definition of “within limits” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"within limits" in American English

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within limits

if you follow certain rules:

We can wear what we like to work, within limits.

(Definition of “within limits” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)