limit to

limit someone to something

 
1. to restrict someone to a certain amount or number of something. I will have to limit you to two helpings of mashed potatoes. I limit myself to cola drinks only.
2. to restrict someone to a certain area. Please try to limit your children to your own yard. They limited themselves to the north side of town.
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limit something to something

to restrict something to a limited set, a certain amount, or a specific number of something. Please limit your comments to five minutes. Can you limit your remarks to the subject at hand?
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References in classic literature ?
If the process be a fact; if things have BECOME what they are, then, he contends, we may describe no limit to man's aspirations.
The amendment would basically raise the conforming loan limit to either the median price for a metro area or 150 percent of what the limit is, whichever is lower.
382 limit to reflect RBIGs that arise during the recognition period.
It is wise to build a 25% cushion into the single-job limit to make sure this limit is sufficient.
The Tax Reform Act of 1986 extended this limit to all retirement plans effective in 1989.
Congress, seeking ways to increase tax revenues, lowered the limit to $150,000 in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.
The Bush Administration is asking for another US$750 billion increase in the debt limit to cover needs for the next few years-pushing the ceiling to over US$6 trillion.
Whatever the vehicle, Congress will consider raising the federal debt limit to over US$6 trillion this year.
Boat limits could allow anglers who had reached their limit to continue fishing and release their catch or hand their rod to an angler who had not limited out.
As a result, cities are under increasing pressure to conform the posted speed limit to the 85th percentile speed.
A partial solution might be to index the $75,000 limit to a cost-of-living adjustment.
Holden wants to extend the limit to a maximum of four terms, noting that he has been elected to four terms on the council.