be beyond the pale


be beyond the pale
exceed the limit, be unfair

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Beyond the Pale — is a phrase referring to unacceptable behaviour (see the first link below for further information). It may also refer to:*The Irish Pale, a demarcation line in Ireland while under English dominion. *The Pale of Settlement, an area of permitted… …   Wikipedia

  • beyond the pale — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} In disgrace; with no chance of being accepted or respected by others; not approved by the members of a group. * /After the outlaw killed a man he was beyond the pale and not even his old friends would talk to him./ * /Tom s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beyond the pale — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} In disgrace; with no chance of being accepted or respected by others; not approved by the members of a group. * /After the outlaw killed a man he was beyond the pale and not even his old friends would talk to him./ * /Tom s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • beyond the pale — Pale Pale, n. [F. pal, fr. L. palus: cf. D. paal. See {Pole} a stake, and 1st {Pallet}.] 1. A pointed stake or slat, either driven into the ground, or fastened to a rail at the top and bottom, for fencing or inclosing; a picket. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beyond the Pale (band) — Beyond the Pale is a Toronto based Canadian klezmer band. Their style is inspired by range of influences from European folk styles (Klezmer, Balkan, Gypsy, Romanian) to contemporary and North American styles (bluegrass, jazz, reggae, funk). Name… …   Wikipedia

  • Beyond the Pale Publications — Beyond the Pale is a publication company based in Northern Ireland. Their publications are usually focused on controversial issues such as the troubles.External links* [http://www.btpale.com Beyond the Pale website] …   Wikipedia

  • beyond the pale — If something s beyond the pale, it is too extreme to be acceptable morally or socially …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • beyond the pale — beyond the limit, over the boundary    His comment went beyond the pale of respect. It was vulgar …   English idioms

  • beyond the pale — ► beyond the pale outside the boundaries of acceptable behaviour. Main Entry: ↑pale …   English terms dictionary

  • beyond the pale — UNACCEPTABLE, unseemly, improper, unsuitable, unreasonable, intolerable, disgraceful, deplorable, outrageous, scandalous, shocking; informal not on, not the done thing, out of order, out of line; Austral./NZ informal over the fence; formal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beyond the Pale (Fiona album) — Infobox Album Name = Beyond the Pale Type = studio Longtype = Artist = Fiona Released = 1986 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = Label = Atlantic Producer = Beau Hill Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|2.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg sql=10 …   Wikipedia


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