Out of bounds

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Definition

out of bounds: off limits, outside the limits
idiom
A bound (a limit) is rarely used on its own.

eastbound, northbound, southbound: going or leading towards the east, north, south
idiom

Examples

  • "Northbound traffic on highway one isn't much better: An accident at the Embarcadero exit has traffic completely backed up."
  • "On highway 80, eastbound traffic is backed up all the way to the Bay Bridge, so if you're headed across the bay this morning, you're out of luck."
  • "Overshooting the target by 500 feet, Mr. Marron finally came to a stop on the southbound lane of highway 101."
  • "An overturned truck on the shoulder is causing problems southbound beyond the Golden Gate Bridge."
  • "Brian : It was out of bounds, I swear!"

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