within bounds


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within bounds

Reasonable and allowable, up to a certain point, as in It's all right to play your stereo, but please keep the volume within bounds. Like its antonym, out of bounds, this term originally referred to the boundaries of a playing area of field.
See also: bound, within

within ˈbounds

within acceptable limits; under control: Borrowing money from friends is all right as long as it’s kept within bounds.
See also: bound, within
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But if they work within bounds of the constitution and law in the country, they can transform.
That's a 50 per cent success rate, so we're well within bounds," Ellinas said.
The tablets can also help keep drones stay within bounds, receiving updates such as temporary no-fly zones from the Skycatch system.
That the visitors were held to a total of 214-7 was principally down to a late nine over spell from Gary Hunter who kept the score within bounds by conceding just 22 runs whilst picking up a couple of wickets.
AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA It appears to have been nuked orbit, salted, then cursed by a woods witch unto the seventh generation --AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA a truly apocalyptic dead zone that strangles all life within bounds.
Official guidelines already banned speech you might expect, like no fraud, nothing illegal, no nudity, no alcohol or tobacco (both legal products, but thems the rules), hey, we were within bounds.
House and Lansing figure in this narrative as sensible men who kept Wilson's mania within bounds, quite opposite to Cooper's description of Lansing's "dastardly act of duplicity" (p.
If anything, any near-term increases should remain within bounds, industry sources say.
What's more, adding salt to fresh food only accounts for about five per cent of the daily intake - well within bounds.
Meanwhile, the Bridge will cling to the hope they can keep the gap between themselves and Tynedale within bounds as the leaders face the daunting task of a game against Swalwell on the final day.
This last aspect was the decisive factor, particularly as management of the infrastructure is a growing expense, which will be brought back within bounds by implementation of the solution.
The rivalry, the banter, is terrific as long as it stays within bounds.
Instead of aiming for a specific ratio, she now says that her research does prove that "higher [positivity] is better, within bounds.
Socially competent children keep the ups and downs of their emotions within bounds.
These developments make it possible to keep fluctuations in the economy within bounds and to provide effective measures for avoiding mass unemployment.