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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 reason

to the degree that good judgment would allow With a good exercise program, you can eat anything you want, within reason, and not gain weight.
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within reason

Within the bounds of good sense or practicality.
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Once bits are freed from the constraint of real-time, the telecommunications infrastructure will be used very differently because, within reason, there is no relationship between the time needed to deliver a signal and the time needed to consume it.
The market for Turkish sultanas is bullish as Taris, the state owned co-operative, has the whip hand as the sole supplier and thus able to direct the market -- within reason.
To see this work as a kind of phoenix figure or a quasi-anthropomorphic expression of triumph over tragedy may be indefensible, in light of its completion date, but to allow it to attain and bear its public meaning against the backdrop of a changed and ever-changing world is well within reason and, in fact, extends a challenge in which the work reveals its strength and significance.
The floor indents also allowed the seats to be mounted lower than usual without sacrificing comfort, which kept overall vehicle height within reason.
Today, women everywhere seem to be kicking ass, and men don't seem to mind, within reason.
In general, however, real estate owners should do what ever it takes -- within reason -- to retain tenants.
But Morrill is clear in pointing out that victims should waste no time wishing that the crisis would have never happened or would simply go away Freeman suggests that within reason, one should drop all other projects and consider the crisis as the No.
His Passions Within Reason (1988) helped introduce economists to an issue long overlooked, the biological and cultural underpinnings of human preferences.
At the risk of offending a lot of terrific people," he says, "I guess I come down hoping that, wherever possible and within reason, good people can be found to work for relative peanuts--say, twice the median [household] income rather than four or six or eight times as much.
We still have much to learn, but it is within reason that the MLPC could directly impact regenerative medicine and drug development processes in the very near-term.
When the bare trees and the frosty land is replaced with an oasis of green and grace After going through gales, freezing temperatures, and horrific storms A gentler climate slowly appears and brings whispers of warmth The animals that have been hibernating get a sense there is a change in the air When you see them showing themselves, you know we are almost there The weather slowly improves as the spring flowers push themselves to the surface Then the foliage on the trees and the flowers multiply; to bring a site that is beautiful to witness The hardship of winter seems worthwhile at last; now we can relax within reason We have all of the beautiful months of spring to enjoy, and on top of that, we have summer as the next season A.
But when the public purse is involved, every effort must be made to keep that expense within reason.
The objective of the auctioneer is to obtain, within reason, the highest possible price for the horse on sale.
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.
No matter: the idea that both victim and perpetrator of crime can benefit from being brought together so that offenders can apologise in person and see for themselves the devastating effects of their often thoughtless, or out-of-character behaviour, can't be bad - within reason.