I'd like to include all numbers below 10, and exclude all numbers above 10. So I'd like to ____ at 10. (make the cut? put the limit?)

I'm feeling that the expression has to do something with cutting, but I can't find the right words.

  • 1
    You could .. place the upper bound at 10
    – Alex K.
    May 13, 2014 at 11:09
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    Or you could make ten the cut-off point. With your frame, it's usually set the limit. May 13, 2014 at 11:14
  • It seems to me neither your question text nor any answers/comments indicate whether the actual value 10 should be included or not. May 13, 2014 at 12:00
  • You stop at ten. Simple as that.
    – RegDwigнt
    May 13, 2014 at 12:04
  • If you are including numbers below 10, and excluding numbers above 10, what are you doing with 10?
    – Andrew Leach
    May 13, 2014 at 14:07

2 Answers 2


I'd like to draw the line at 10.

draw the line (at something): to set a limit at something; to decide when something has been reached.


You could use many synonyms for the verb "end":

break off, call it quits, call off, cut off. end, halt, knock it off, lay off, terminate

Find loads more here.

How about

I'd like to stop at 10?


I'd like to limit it to 10?

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