think outside the box

think outside the box
think outside the box
To disregard conventional thinking in order to achieve an original solution to a problem
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Main Entry:box

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think outside the box phrase
to find new ways of doing things, especially of solving problems

Employees are encouraged to think outside the box and develop creative solutions.

Thesaurus: to successfully deal with a problem or difficultysynonym
Main entry: think

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think outside (of) the box
think in an original or creative way

you have to give him credit for thinking outside the box

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think outside the box
◇ If you think outside the box, your thoughts are not limited or controlled by rules or tradition, and you have ideas that are creative and unusual.

To solve this puzzle, you'll have to think outside the box.

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Main Entry:box
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think outside the box — see box, 1
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Main Entry:outside
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think outside the box — see box, 1
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Main Entry:think

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