over the fence


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over the fence

Unacceptable, objectionable, or inappropriate; unreasonable, immoderate, or exorbitant. Primarily heard in Australia, Canada. I found her use of vulgar language in the poem to be completely over the fence. Your proposals are way over the fence—there's no way we would be able to afford it!
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over the fence

unreasonable or unacceptable. Australian & New Zealand informal
1964 Sydney Morning Herald Some publications which unduly emphasize sex were ‘entirely over the fence’.
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Khurram made sure the day belonged to Enhance with superb batting under pressure and two lusty blows over the fence sealed the game's fate, with Enhance winning the match by one wicket in 48.3 overs.