be off the table

be off the table

To be withdrawn or no longer available, as for consideration, acceptance, discussion, etc. I wouldn't wait too long to accept the job offer—it might be off the table before you know it. Before we begin this debate, let me clarify that you are both to focus solely on the question of the economy; all other topics are off the table.
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off the table

Withdrawn or no longer available, as for consideration, acceptance, discussion, etc. I wouldn't wait too long to accept the job offer—it might be off the table before you know it. Before we begin this debate, let me clarify that you are both to focus solely on the question of the economy—all other topics are off the table.
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So, I would ask that both of those options be off the table. Let us instead, together, come up with a new plan that has a chance of success; let us also put in place a new team to carry out that plan--a team that will enjoy the respect and confidence of people on both sides of the aisle."
"He said that CSMS could appoint a member to be on their quality advisory committee and that nothing would be off the table in those discussions." Norbeck believes "Aetna now recognizes they must reach out to the physician community--that it is truly in their best interests, not just that of patients and physicians, to do so.