no-go area

no-go areas
1) N-COUNT If you refer to a place as a no-go area, you mean that it has a reputation for violence and crime which makes people frightened to go there. [mainly BRIT]

...a subway system whose reputation for violence and lawlessness makes it a no-go area for many natives of the city.

2) N-COUNT A no-go area is a place which is controlled by a group of people who use force to prevent other people from entering it. [mainly BRIT]

The area of the President's residence is a no-go area after six p.m...

The security forces entered the IRA's no-go areas.


English dictionary. 2008.

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