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inside the box

Standard or derivative, as opposed to creative or innovative; the opposite of "outside the box." Please abandon any inside the box thinking because we need to come up with an attention-getting, innovative ad campaign. Don't give me inside the box choreography—I want to see something mind-blowing!
See also: box, inside
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Darragifound the Ivory Coast striker, stationed inside the box, with a shortclip on an indirect free-kick.
Boualem Khoukhi made it 3-0 for Al Sadd with a stinging strike from inside the box in the 66th minute.
Inside the box an iPhone was allegedly found, connected up to a laptop where the recordings could be viewed.
Shu Sasaki put Global on top in the 25th minute, but the home side looked poised to grab maximum points after second half goals from Jordan Mintah and Robert Lopez Mendy, who smashed home from just inside the box in the 89th minute.
On the stroke of half-time, Warren Burn was fouled inside the box and he slotted home the resulting penalty.
The first 20 minutes were even before good work down the right by Michael Henry found Kyle Wharton inside the box.
A foul on James McCarten inside the box on 66 minutes gifted Warrington a second penalty and this time substitute Steven Gillespie netted.
Martyn Waghorn and Forrester both went close from inside the box, before Jason Holt struck the woodwork from close range after good play by Tavernier.
The home side broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute with Walsh showing composure inside the box.
But the equaliser came in the 21st minute when Morrison netted from inside the box.
But Penicuik were level in 12 minutes when Sean Patterson rifled home from inside the box before James McPartlin put the home side ahead with a fine finish from a tight angle in 20 minutes.
BABEL / Aswat al-Iraq: An abducted Iraqi citizen had been liberated by west Iraq Babel's police, who found him inside the box of a civilian car in Hilla city, the center of Anbar Province last Saturday, a security source said on Monday.
The prospects of the team scoring are the prospects of getting the ball to someone inside the box multiplied by the prospects of that person then scoring.
I endorse your suggestion that we are trapped inside the box.
The boys started brightly and played good passing football with some strong tackling and within a minute of the kick off Joe Parkin made a run down the right hand side of the pitch and had a shot from just inside the box, the ball took a defection straight into the goal to make it 1-0.