out of the question


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out of the question

Not possible; having no chance; not permitted. Driving is out of the question as long as the engine is busted. We've sunk too much time and money into this project as it is, so starting again from scratch is out of the question. I'm sorry, but having a party here is absolutely out of the question.
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out of the question

Fig. not allowed; not permitted. I'm sorry, but your taking my car is out of the question. You can't go to Florida this spring. We can't afford it. It's out of the question.
See also: of, out, question
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

out of the question

Impossible, not worth considering, as in Starting over again is certainly out of the question. This term uses question to refer to what is being talked or asked about. [c. 1700]
See also: of, out, question
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

out of the question

too impracticable or unlikely to merit discussion.
See also: of, out, question
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out of the ˈquestion

impossible and so not worth considering: An expensive holiday is out of the question this year.
See also: of, out, question
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

out of the question

Not worth considering because of being too difficult or impossible: Starting over is out of the question.
See also: of, out, question
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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