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off-limits

[awf-lim-its, of-] /ˈɔfˈlɪm ɪts, ˈɒf-/
adjective
1.
forbidden to be patronized, frequented, used, etc., by certain persons:
The tavern is off-limits to soldiers.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism
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Word Origin and History for offlimits
off-limits
OED says first attested 1952, in a U.S. military (Korean War) sense, but almost certainly from WWII (cf. Bill Mauldin cartoons), if not WWI.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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