out of the question

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out of the question (comparative more out of the question, superlative most out of the question)

  1. (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[1]
      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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