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    lilac1999 is offline Newbie
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    Arrow out of the question

    dear everyone,
    your last idiom reminded me of "out of the question" I know its negative meaning but i like to know more about it .Thank you

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    Re: out of the question

    It means it's not subject to discussion. It's a very categorical insistence that whatever it is they are talking about is going to remain the way it is, and no suggestions can be made to change it in any way.

    "Out of the question" can also mean that something is too impractical even to consider. Like, say, you are 25 miles away from your home and your car broke down. You might think to yourself, "Well, walking is out of the question... "
    Last edited by catbert; 31-Dec-2011 at 01:53.

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    Re: out of the question

    What a small world we live in - I had no idea you knew my company's management

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    Arrow Re: out of the question

    thanks for your example ,but i can't understand waflob's sentence

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    Re: out of the question

    Quote Originally Posted by waflob View Post
    What a small world we live in - I had no idea you knew my company's management

    Catbert is a part-time english teacher... and a full-time psychic...

    I bet waflob and I are working on a sister company...

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    Re: out of the question

    Quote Originally Posted by lilac1999 View Post
    thanks for your example ,but i can't understand waflob's sentence
    My apologies - I was being glib.

    Catbert wrote:
    "It means it's not subject to discussion. It's a very categorical insistence that whatever it is they are talking about is going to remain the way it is, and no suggestions can be made to change it in any way."

    Sort of reminded me of the way our useless management deal with problems.

    I should point out that this is nothing to do with the excellent management of this web site!!

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