within bounds


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within bounds

Reasonable and allowable, up to a certain point, as in It's all right to play your stereo, but please keep the volume within bounds. Like its antonym, out of bounds, this term originally referred to the boundaries of a playing area of field.
See also: bound, within
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Meanwhile, the Bridge will cling to the hope they can keep the gap between themselves and Tynedale within bounds as the leaders face the daunting task of a game against Swalwell on the final day.
Anastasiades, the plot in question was valued by the Land Registry at between e1/4470,000 and e1/4522,000 -- placing her own purchase price well within bounds.
This last aspect was the decisive factor, particularly as management of the infrastructure is a growing expense, which will be brought back within bounds by implementation of the solution.
The rivalry, the banter, is terrific as long as it stays within bounds.
Instead of aiming for a specific ratio, she now says that her research does prove that "higher [positivity] is better, within bounds.
Socially competent children keep the ups and downs of their emotions within bounds.
So despite 44 from Owen Hall and a late unbeaten 21 from Lewis Small, the Sacriston total was kept within bounds.
The FORUM is able to offer pricing within bounds set by ICANN as a result of FORUM's experience administering cases through these innovative online systems.
These developments make it possible to keep fluctuations in the economy within bounds and to provide effective measures for avoiding mass unemployment.
Within bounds and reasons they've been given everything.
But anger against Japan must also be kept within bounds, lest protesters blame China's leaders for not being more assertive with Tokyo.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Pakistan People's Party had decided it would not write a letter to Swiss authorities for reopening cases against President Asif Zardari and would 'resist' actions by the Supreme Court within bounds of the Constitution.
They have complete freedom within bounds of Islamic Shariah, the most important of which is not to mix with strangers [men who are not related by blood]," says Hneineh, who has not returned to his home since the first day of the sit-in.
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Exposure and accountability to the citizens is so vital to keep politicians within bounds.