within limits

within limits

 and within bounds
up to a certain point; with certain restrictions. You're free to do what you wantwithin limits, of course. You must try to keep behavior at the party within bounds.
See also: limit, within

within ˈlimits


1 to a certain extent; not completely: ‘Do you support what he says?’ ‘Yes, within limits!’
2 as long as it is reasonable; to a reasonable degree: I will do anything I can to help you, within limits, of course.
See also: limit, within
References in classic literature ?
I could not depend on having a Latinist in the right place every time; so, to make things safe, I ordered that in the future the chamois must not be hunted within limits of the camp with any other weapon than the forefinger.
I confess that I am very much to blame myself; I do not conceal the fact; but the conduct, the outrageous behaviour of this woman, must really be kept within limits, by the police if necessary, and I am just on my way now to talk the question over and make some arrangements.
They were inclined, within limits, to let him do what he liked, but they drew the line pretty sharply at us.
And he who goes the furthest, and does the worst, only uses within limits the power that the law gives him.
The team carried out a raid at a house located at Janjua Town, within limits of PS Saddar Bairooni and arrested ASI Mian Amjad Ali, his wife and a daughter and shifted them to police station.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN:A policeman was killed after an attacker opened fire on police team within limits of Paharpur police station here on Sunday.
DERA ISMAIL KHAN -- A policeman was killed after an attacker opened fire on police team within limits of Paharpur police station here on Sunday.
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Briefing on the occasion, senior civil judge Qadaffi Bin Zair told that the purpose of setting up of ADR centers was to dispose of family, criminal and other cases with consultation both the factions at ADR centers within limits time.
D I KHAN -- The district police arrested at least 10 persons including women during a raid on a prostitution den at Rahim Colony within limits of Cantt Police station here on Tuesday.
Customers will get text messages if they go over pre-arranged limits, and won't face charges if balances are back within limits before 11.
The governor of the central bank of Saudi Arabia, Fahad al-Mubarak, has said that there were no concerns regarding the current bank lending growth rate, and that inflation was within limits.
Addressing a conference of state Lokayuktas in Delhi, Shah favoured setting up of a strong Lokpal to contain corruption but criticised the Jan Lokpal Bill saying certain provisions of it were not within limits of the Constitution.
While its nice to think that some athletes are proud to be representing and trying to win for their country as opposed to personal gain, national fervour should be kept within limits, C T Reynolds Ward End
Freedom of expression is a legitimate thing, and the government abides by protecting it within limits of the law," explained the Premier.