be out of the question

(redirected from were out of the question)

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.
See also: of, out, question

be out of the question

if something is out of the question, it is not possible or not allowed A trip to New Zealand is out of the question this year.
See also: of, out, question