be out of the question

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be out of the question

To be impossible and/or impermissible. This phrase is often used to halt further consideration or discussion of a request. In this family, dating is out of the question until you're 18, and that's that. I'm sorry, but getting a huge project like this done in three days is just out of the question.
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I have never said 2012 is out of the question for heptathlon but I don't want to go there if I am full of injuries and after Beijing I might try other sports.