no trespassing


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no trespassing

A standard written warning not to enter a particular piece of property. There were a bunch of "No Trespassing" signs at the abandoned factory, but we decided to go inside anyway.
See also: no, trespass
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

no trespassing

do not enter. (Usually seen on a sign. Not usually spoken.) The sign on the tree said, "No Trespassing." So we didn't go in. The angry farmer chased us out of the field shouting, "Get out! Don't you see the 'No Trespassing' sign?"
See also: no, trespass
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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1995) (the Supreme Court of Montana interpreted the Montana State Constitution to mean that persons may have a reasonable expectation of privacy in their areas of land that are beyond the curtilage if there are fences, "No Trespassing" signs, or other indications that entry is forbidden).