in reason

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in reason

Also, within reason. Inside the bounds of good sense, justification, or practicality. For example, We need to keep our prices in reason, or He promised to do what he can to help us, within reason. [Late 1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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