Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    229
    Post Thanks / Like

    What do they mean?

    I've turned to the dictionary but still can't figure out what they mean:

    1) This area is still off limits to Louvre security.
    2)(His awkward face had been shattered by a fist in Spain...)The physical flaw barely registered now.

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    44,174
    Post Thanks / Like
    'off limits' means that they are not allowed to enter. It is a little strange that the security people aren't allowed in, as they normally keep people out, but that is what it says.

    Flaw = defect
    If something 'barely registers', it means that it is not really noticeable.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •