out of the question
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- (idiomatic) impossible to even contemplate
- Redesigning the database at this stage is out of the question.
- 22 March 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games
- If Suzanne Collins’ novel The Hunger Games turns up on middle-school curricula 50 years from now—and as accessible dystopian science fiction with allusions to early-21st-century strife, that isn’t out of the question—the lazy students of the future can be assured that they can watch the movie version and still get better than a passing grade.
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impossible to even contemplate