within limits

within limits

 and within bounds
up to a certain point; with certain restrictions. You're free to do what you wantwithin limits, of course. You must try to keep behavior at the party within bounds.
See also: limit, within

within ˈlimits


1 to a certain extent; not completely: ‘Do you support what he says?’ ‘Yes, within limits!’
2 as long as it is reasonable; to a reasonable degree: I will do anything I can to help you, within limits, of course.
See also: limit, within
References in classic literature ?
I could not depend on having a Latinist in the right place every time; so, to make things safe, I ordered that in the future the chamois must not be hunted within limits of the camp with any other weapon than the forefinger.
I confess that I am very much to blame myself; I do not conceal the fact; but the conduct, the outrageous behaviour of this woman, must really be kept within limits, by the police if necessary, and I am just on my way now to talk the question over and make some arrangements.
They were inclined, within limits, to let him do what he liked, but they drew the line pretty sharply at us.
And he who goes the furthest, and does the worst, only uses within limits the power that the law gives him.
QUETTA, December 20, 2009 (Balochistan Times ): About 26 motor cycles were stolen or snatched within limits of Sariab Police Station during last three months.
Nexell will control the amount and timing of each sale of stock, within limits specified in the agreement.
Tenders are invited for Door to door Physical Survey of all properties vacant and built Computerized Properly data base system within limits of NP Lalru
The dispute turned into an armed clash on Thursday morning, when armed persons belonging to Jhakrani tribe attacked village Rasheed Brohi located within limits of Mauladad police station, and opened indiscriminate firing, which was retaliated by the Brohi tribesmen.
Federal tax qualification allows unreimbursed expenses and insurance premiums paid for long term care insurance, within limits, to be federally tax deductible as medical expenses.
Tenders are invited for Within limits of yavatmal np on nazul space and any open space required to collect tax on weekly market day.
Tenders are invited for Daily tax collection within limits of yavatmal np on nazul space and any open space required to collect tax.
All recorded readings at all locations in the Northern Emirates were well within limits.
All recorded readings at all locations in Dubai were well within limits with the International ICNIRP standards.
The Bank of Uganda has exercised its monetary policy by raising the central Bank rate to 16% in a move to keep inflation within limits.