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box clever

To act skillfully and cunningly or deceitfully to achieve a desired outcome. Primarily heard in UK. The principal is already on to you, so you're going to have to box clever to avoid a suspension.
See also: box, clever

box in

1. To physically block and thus prevent someone or something from moving from a certain spot. A noun can be used between "box" and "in" or after "in." Well, I guess I'm not leaving yet because that van is boxing in my car.
2. To limit one's options or cause one to feel restricted or stuck. A noun can be used between "box" and "in" or after "in." I'm a very versatile performer—don't just box me in as a comedic actress.
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box up

1. Of a person, to force to be in a small or confining space. A noun can be used between "box" and "up" or after "up." Now that Jenny is off at college, can I move into her bedroom? I'm sick of being boxed up in my tiny room. I always take the stairs because I hate boxing myself up in an elevator.
2. To pack objects into a box. A noun can be used between "box" and "up" or after "up." I am in the process of boxing up my entire house for a cross-country move. Please be careful when you box those dishes up.
See also: box, up

be boxing clever

To be acting skillfully and cunningly or deceitfully to achieve a desired outcome. Primarily heard in UK. I wasn't boxing clever at the time, so it was easy for the headmaster to see that I had broken the rules.
See also: boxing, clever

box

1. verb To exchange punches with an opponent. I love to box and have been working on my right hook this week.
2. noun, slang A coffin. It was a bad car accident, but no one ended up in a box, thank goodness.
3. noun A very large portable radio or boom-box. It can also be called a "ghetto box." There are so many kids in the neighborhood with boxes that I can barely hear myself think!
4. noun A record player. My parents love playing their old records on the box.
5. noun An accordion. Can also be called a "squeeze box." Most polka music incorporates a box.
6. noun, rude slang The female genitals. He just seems so lecherous—I bet he's after your box.
7. noun, rude slang The male genitals, typically when covered by clothing. Yeah, I noticed his box—how could you miss it?

box on the table

slang To die in surgery. We did everything we could, but the patient boxed on the table.
See also: box, on, table

box someone in

Fig. to put someone into a bind; to reduce the number of someone's alternatives. I don't want to box you in, but you are running out of options. I want to box in the whole staff, so they'll have to do it my way.
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box someone or something in

to trap or confine someone or something. He boxed her in so she could not get away from him. They tried to box in the animals, but they needed more space. Don't try to box me in.
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box someone up

to confine someone in a small area. Please don't box me up in that little office. The boss boxed up Fred in a tiny office. Why the president boxes himself up in such a little office is beyond me.
See also: box, up

box something up

to place something in a box. Please box the books up and put them into the trunk of the car. Please box up four of these for me.
See also: box, up

be boxing clever

BRITISH
If someone is boxing clever, they are being very clever and careful in the way they behave in a difficult situation, so that they can get an advantage for themselves. By boxing clever with your personal tax allowances you could save £900 a year.
See also: boxing, clever

box clever

act so as to outwit someone. British informal
1950 Alexander Baron There's No Home If you box clever and keep your mouth shut…you ought to be able to count on a suspended sentence.
See also: box, clever

box ˈclever

(British English, informal) act in a clever way to get what you want, sometimes tricking and deceiving somebody: Suzie realized that she had to box clever. She had to let Adam think she trusted him.
See also: box, clever

box in

v.
1. To trap or confine someone or something in a limited space or region: We boxed in the left corner of the living room with a new wall and curtains. The enemy forces had boxed us in on all sides.
2. To prevent someone from acting freely, usually by creating restrictions or obstacles: Being too strict will box in your students and prevent them from being creative. I want to make some changes at the office, but my boss has boxed me in with too many rules.
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box

1. n. the genitals of the male, especially as contained within a garment, such as underwear. (Usually objectionable.) God, did you see the box on him?
2. n. the genitals of a female; the vagina considered as a container for the penis. (Usually objectionable.) He wants to get in her box.
3. n. a coffin. Put him in a box and put the box in a hole. Then the matter is closed.
4. n. a phonograph player. Yours is old! My box still has tubes!
5. n. a portable stereo radio. Does that damn box have to be so loud?
6. n. a piano. She sure can pound the devil out of that box!
7. in. to die. The old man looks like he’s going to box at any minute.
8. Go to (ghetto) box.
9. Go to (squeeze-)box.

box on the table

mod. die on the (operating) table. (see also boxed.) The surgeon did the best job possible, but the patient boxed on the table.
See also: box, on, table

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