within + limits | reach | reason

Here are C2 phrases in the English Vocabulary Profile:

A search in Now corpus:

1 WITHIN REACH 20327 = within somebody’s reach = possible for someone to achieve

We are beginning to see that it is possible to unite beyond bordersthat it is within our reach.

TED

WITHIN REASON 3721 = acceptable and possible

A search for collocates in COCA:

1 ANYTHING 23

There was nothing I wanted more and I was willing to do anything within reason to achieve that goal.

Christian Science Monitor

2 COURSE 22
3 KEEP 12
4 WHATEVER 6
5 WANTS 6

3 WITHIN LIMITS 1666 = avoiding behaviour that is extreme or silly

But those with the least body fat who drank within limits were only 19 per cent more at risk.

dailymail.co.uk

 

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