break the pale


break the pale
   obsolete
   to be promiscuous
   The pale, as in paling, was a piece of wood, then a fence, then a fenced-in curtilage, and finally a district under the control of a centre with hostile natives prowling outside. If you broke the pale, you were somewhere where you should not have been:
    ... he breaks the pale, And feeds from home. (Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors)

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