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back-of-the-envelope calculation

A calculation or mathematical formulation that is approximated in a quick, informal, and rough manner, as might be sketched out on a scrap of paper (such as the back of an envelope). When it came time to pay the bill, we had to do some back-of-the-envelope calculations to figure out who owed how much.

the opening of an envelope

Any event, celebration, or ceremony, no matter how trivial or unremarkable, that one attends purely for the sake of visibility. Often said in relation to celebrities or media personalities who make a point of attending anything that will give them more public exposure. In a bid to cultivate a media buzz around herself, the Internet sensation has been to the openings of films, book launches, and celebrity galas. With the way she carries on, she'd even go to the opening of an envelope!
See also: envelope, of, opening

envelop (oneself, someone, or something) in (something)

To wrap oneself, someone, or something in something. As soon as I got in from the cold, I enveloped myself in a blanket and sat in front of the fire. The snowstorm enveloped our area even faster than predicted with white-out conditions.
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push the envelope

To expand on, exceed, or test the limits of the established norm or standard. The company is renowned for pushing the envelope whenever they develop a new piece of technology. If you want to make a name for yourself in the art world, then you can't be afraid of pushing the envelope. It's a natural stage for most teenagers to push the envelope of their parents' rules.
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push the envelope

Fig. to expand the definition, categorization, dimensions, or perimeters of something. The engineers wanted to completely redesign the product, but couldn't push the envelope because of a very restricted budget.
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push the envelope

Exceed the limits of what is normally done, be innovative, as in They are pushing the envelope in using only new fabrics for winter clothing. This idiom comes from aviation, the envelope alluding to the technical limits of a plane's performance, which, on a graph, appear as a rising slope as limits of speed and stress are approached and falls off when the capacity is exceeded and the pilot loses control; safety lies within these limits, or envelope, and exceeding them exposes pilot and plane to risk. [Slang; late 1960s]
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on the back of an envelope

If a piece of work was written or planned on the back of an envelope, it was prepared too quickly, with little thought or care. These proposals were sketched out on the back of an envelope. The screenplay sounds as if it's been written on the back of an envelope. Note: You can also talk about a back-of-an-envelope calculation or account to talk about something that is not accurate. According to his back-of-an-envelope calculation, a solar square of mirrors of this size would provide enough energy to supply the whole state.
See also: back, envelope, of, on

push the envelope

If you push the envelope, you do something to a greater degree or in a more extreme way than it has been done before. We have to keep pushing the envelope, trying new technologies and developing better methods. There's a valuable place for fashion and design that pushes the envelope a bit. Note: Rather than referring to stationery, the sense of envelope here is probably the one used to refer to the shape of a wave in electronics or a curve in mathematics. Pushing or stretching the envelope suggests changing the properties of the wave or curve.
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push the envelope (or the edge of the envelope)

approach or extend the limits of what is possible. informal
This expression was originally aviation slang and related to graphs of aerodynamic performance on which the envelope is the boundary line representing an aircraft's capabilities.
1993 Albuquerque These are extremely witty and clever stories that consistently push the envelope of TV comedy.
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push the ˈenvelope

do something in an extreme way in order to find out to what degree something is possible: Advertisements seem to be pushing the envelope of taste every day.People these days like to push the envelope with extreme sports. ▶ ˈenvelope-pushing noun, adj.: envelope-pushing technologyThis expression comes from the aeroplane industry. A plane’s envelope was the limit of its performance. Test pilots would need to push (the edge of) the envelope to see what the plane could and could not do.
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push the envelope

To exceed or try to exceed the existing limits of a discipline or activity.
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It has a varied effect on Mycobacteria and enveloped viruses, and no effect on non-enveloped viruses and spores.
The three volumes are enveloped by an undulating skin of sheet aluminium cladding that drapes languidly over the building like a candy-striped blanket.
Jeffrey Shoenberg, the production evokes a poignant aura of being enveloped by a wonderfully idealistic innocence.
144) and regrets the consequences for the embattled female form: "While the rest of the body was enveloped, harnessed, trussed up, and buttoned, the bosom remained exposed to view, cold, and illness, the sacrificial portion offered to men, just like waists strangled by corsets.
Research to date indicates that the SuperFluids[TM] CFI (critical fluid inactivation) inactivates enveloped viruses such as MuLV, VSV, TGE, BDVD, Sindbis and HIV in protein-rich liquid media by a lipid solubilization mechanism, similar to that of the solvent detergent method.
Dispatching and delivering enveloped mail to Royal Mail.
New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): A thick fog enveloped the national capital, disrupting more than three dozen flights and rail traffic on Monday.
a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, today reported that two independent studies recently published in the journal Science (1,2) highlight the critical importance of the cellular membrane lipid phosphatidylserine (PS) in the ability of some enveloped viruses to infect cells.
Product: Always Freshelle Manufacturer: P&G, Germany An ultra-thin sanitary napkin, enveloped in a single wrap, onto which a secondary unitary pack is affixed, including a wet wipe for cleaning the user during change.
Audiences will be enveloped by the sound of, say, a spaceship coming from behind them, passing overhead, then advancing into the distance.
By confirming removal or inactivation of a variety of enveloped and non-enveloped viruses, as well as the pathogenic prions, we are able to provide assurance that Prolastin(R) can be safely infused without threat of contamination.
Results from the study, published in November's Vox Sanguinis, the official journal of the International Society of Blood Transfusion, demonstrate that, for the first time, a pathogen reduction technology for red blood cell concentrates can achieve a broad-spectrum virucidal effect against both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses.
Behind a long metal counter, a young man in white apron and cap enveloped in a thick cloud of steam rapidly ladled noodles out of giant metal pots, tossing them high into the air and deftly parceling them out into gleaming white bowls of sizzling yellow soup.
Continuing its commitment to providing reliable supplies of the safest possible products, Talecris Biotherapeutics has confirmed its plasma collection and manufacturing processes significantly remove or inactivate enveloped viruses, such as those belonging to the influenza virus family, including the H5N1 virus associated with avian bird flu.