Idiom:  out of the question


Idiom:  out of the question

  • impossible; not to be considered
  • totally unlikely

Example sentences

— My parents said a trip to Europe is out of the question until I’m 18 years old.

— Unfortunately, now that I’m diabetic, drinking beer is out of the question.

— Are you saying a request for a raise is out of the question?

— I guess staying up to watch the game tonight is out of the question.

— You didn't finish your dinner so dessert is out of the question young man.

— They are planning layoffs at the plant so our vacation plans are now out of the question.

— I'm terrified of getting caught so sneaking out tonight is out of the question.

— If your assistant feels overtime is out of the question you may have to find someone else who can work longer hours.

— Getting a credit card is out of the question until I get a job or I'll only get myself into financial problems.

— Going on holiday this year is out of the question due to the pandemic. We'll have a "staycation" at home this summer.

— I'm afraid you'll need to eat soft foods like soup for the next week. Anything crunchy like nuts or chewy foods are out of the question.


  • won't fly
  • beyond hope
  • not have a prayer

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