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out of the question

Meaning: If something is out of the question, it cannot be considered because it's impossible or it's not allowed.

For example:

  • Jose wants to study in the U.S.A., but it's out of the question. It's very expensive and we just can't afford it.

  • The government says that cutting the military budget is out of the question. But Gracie says that if invading foreign countries were out of the question instead, it'd be easy to cut the budget.

Quick Quiz:

A lot of people still seem to think it's out of the question for a woman to
  1. be president
  2. be single
  3. be married with children

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