beyond the pale

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 swearing is beyond the pale; no one invites him to dinner any more.
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