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  1. Member
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    #1

    overstep one's bounce

    Don't overstep your bounce though...

    What's the meaning of this?

  2. Mister Micawber's Avatar
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    English Teacher
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    #2

    Re: overstep one's bounce

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    The phrase is overstep one's bounds. It means to go beyond one's area of responsibility, authority or propriety.

    The police officer overstepped his bounds by ordering me to join Alcoholics Anonymous.
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    #3

    Re: overstep one's bounce

    Ok
    Many thanks Mister Micawber

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