› the largest amount of something that is possible or allowed: a time limit a legal limit Is there a limit on the amount of money you can claim? There's a limit to how much time we can spend on this.
be over the limit UK › to have more alcohol in your blood than is legally allowed while driving
within limits › avoiding behaviour that is extreme or silly: You can wear what you want, within limits.
off limits › If an area is off limits, you are not allowed to enter it: Most of the palace is off limits to the public. → See also speed limit