out of the question


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out of the question

Not possible; having no chance; not permitted. Driving is out of the question as long as the engine is busted. We've sunk too much time and money into this project as it is, so starting again from scratch is out of the question. I'm sorry, but having a part here is absolutely out of the question.
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out of the question

Fig. not allowed; not permitted. I'm sorry, but your taking my car is out of the question. You can't go to Florida this spring. We can't afford it. It's out of the question.
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out of the question

Impossible, not worth considering, as in Starting over again is certainly out of the question. This term uses question to refer to what is being talked or asked about. [c. 1700]
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out of the question

too impracticable or unlikely to merit discussion.
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out of the ˈquestion

impossible and so not worth considering: An expensive holiday is out of the question this year.
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out of the question

Not worth considering because of being too difficult or impossible: Starting over is out of the question.
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