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think out of the box
To think of something that is beyond what is considered usual, traditional, or conventional. I've been trying to think out of the box about what I want this term paper to be about. I know the professor hates unoriginal ideas. OK, team, we really need to think out of the box if we're going to impress the CEO!
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think out of the ˈbox(also think outside the ˈbox) think about something, or how to do something, in a new, different or creative way (especially in business): The company is looking for adventurous, creative people who can think out of the box and are not afraid of experimenting. ♢ Thinking out of the box would improve public education.
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