Значение идиомы within bounds

[within bounds] {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Inside of the boundarylines in a game; on or inside of the playing field.

You must hitthe ball inside the lines of the tennis court or it will not be withinbounds.

If you kick the football over a side-line, it will not bein bounds.

2. Inside of a place where one is allowed to go or be.

The soldiers are within bounds on one side of the city, but are outof bounds on the other side.

3. Inside of safe or proper limits;allowable.

If you ask Father for a quarter, he might give it toyou, but a dollar would not be within bounds.

He succeeded inkeeping his temper within bounds.

Contrast: OUT OF BOUNDS.

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Значение идиомы within bounds