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within reason

Within a logical or sensible scope of action. I plan to do everything I can to get this job—within reason, of course.
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within reason

reasonable; reasonably. You can do anything you want within reason. I'll pay any sum you askwithin reason.
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within ˈreason

on the condition that it is sensible or reasonable: She wanted it repaired immediately and said she would pay whatever we asked, within reason.
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within reason

Within the bounds of good sense or practicality.
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To try to keep those straight or within reason, so they don't wander all over the place, is one of our biggest challenges.
Although the vast majority of people see no harm in it as long as it is within reason, I somehow think that in 30 years from now, we would be amazed that there was even the slightest chance it could be tolerated.
We don't expect it to be cheap, but every effort has to be made to keep the marginal costs within reason.
Furthermore, these bodies must not be corrupt or overly self-interested, within reason.
While it is illegal for a manufacturer to promote a drug for unapproved uses, doctors are legally permitted, within reason, to prescribe what they will.
Within reason, SVAT volunteers will do as much or as little as the senior requires.
The company and management believe this to be a very sound investment objective, as the property is located in a very desirable location within a town that has shown a desire for growth within reason as exhibited by the recent decision of the Toyota Motor Company's new facility in Woodstock, this investment/joint venture is very exciting for our company and it is our desire to participate within this very friendly city and its remarkable community growth accordingly," said Abraham Rosenman, President of First Guardian Financial Corporation.
But Tommy promised me if I win the Premier League again he'll let me pick any holiday I want - within reason.
According to central government, they give local councils their annual budget and it is then up to them, within reason, to allocate this accordingly.
But after 6pm, nothing, within reason, is off limits.
I just go round insulting people basically, it's like a licence to be rude within reason, but everyone has loved it.
So, while they refuse to put a figure on the funds Ferguson might wish to spend, within reason the Scot will get what he wants.
I run a fairly sizeable business in the Midlands and coverage is nationwide for our clients and within reason any request placed upon us to carry out any jobs we normally attend to fairly quickly.
For me, within reason, we've got to have stability in our organization.
He's been doing whatever he wants to do within reason but he's being sensible.