sky's the limit, the

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sky's the limit, the

There is no limit (to ambition, aspirations, expense, or the like). For example, Order anything you like on the menuthe sky's the limit tonight, or He's so brilliant he can do anythingthe sky's the limit. This metaphoric idiom was first recorded in 1920.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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