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the (absolute) limit

A source of intense aggravation or annoyance. Oh, I can't listen to that fool any longer—his idiotic questions are the limit! These forms the HR department makes us fill out are the absolute limit, I'm telling you!
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the limit

The most extreme; someone or something that irritates, delights, or surprises to the ultimate degree. For example, Hiring and firing someone the same day-that's the limit in employee relations! or That excuse of yours for missing the wedding, that's the limit, or He's done wonders before but this last one is the limit. This idiom uses limit as "the last possible point or boundary." [Colloquial; c. 1900]
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References in classic literature ?
As I told you before, we have both, in our way, been successful, but we have reached the absolute limit of our effectiveness."
"We're not robots, we feel emotion and golf will test you to the absolute limit like no other sport."
"We steer each other on and keep going to the final whistle, finding the extra energy to push ourselves to the absolute limit."
When you get in the cockpit you are a racing driver and you have to bring the car to the absolute limit.
'And actually we really don't talk about taking another title, what we do discuss, however, is that we would push each other to the absolute limit. We can't be complacent because every team here is preparing and has also improved.'
That might be a deeper social problem we need to address in the long term ndash why we are so eager to test our livers and our luck to the absolute limit. class="MsoNormalPerhaps also in the long-term, the government needs to put measures in place that mark permanent records for people with DUIs (Driving under the influence of alcohol).
The 24-year-old tells the Mirror: "The jungle diet pushed my body and mind to the absolute limit. I felt like I was wasting away.
Joe Parish, 25, accomplished the feat in just 10 days after pledging to push himself "to the absolute limit to achieve this in the shortest time possible".
Banks' allowable open FX position will remain at 20 percent of their unimpaired capital or an absolute limit of $50 million, whichever is lower.
The challenge, which involves a 10-lap course around Lake Windermere, pushed experienced biker Jim to his absolute limit.
all offers above this absolute limit will be excluded from the rating.
WEST Lancashire town crier Roy Harness is testing his vocal cords to the absolute limit in a series of British championships this month.
Lexus has taken its trademark grille design to the absolute limit for the latest LS 500h, which becomes instantly recognisable from a mile distant.
There were a lot of mistakes at the start of the year but we've really got on top of the car and Team Parker have done a phenomenal job - I feel like I can push it to the absolute limit now, which was proven by posting quicker lap times around here than I've ever done before.