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 graphic, 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!
See also: fence, over

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’.
See also: fence, over