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bounds

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishboundsbounds[plural] a) RULE/REGULATIONthe limits of what is possible or acceptablewithin the bounds of something We are here to make sure that the police operate within the bounds of the law.be/go beyond the bounds of credibility/reason/decency etc The humor in the movie sometimes goes beyond the bounds of good taste.be within/beyond the bounds of possibility (=be possible/not possible) It was not beyond the bounds of possibility that they could meet again. b) LIMIT old-fashioned the edges of a town, city etc bound
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be/go beyond the bounds of credibility/reason/decency etcTo suggest that all unproductive consumption is solely capitalist personal consumption is to go beyond the bounds of credibility.