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think outside the box

Definition:

To think creatively; to approach a situation or problem in a new way.

Example:

1) To solve this problem, we're going to have to think outside the box.

2) I like to hire people who can think outside the box.

Etymology:

This popular phrase is relatively recent. 'The box' refers to the normal, boring way of doing things. When you think 'outside the box', you create new ideas and methods for doing things.

 
 
 

Eggs in one basket

Angel investor

Ankle

Bad egg

Bang for the buck

Barking up the wrong tree

Bean counter

Bells and whistles

Big wig

Bite the hand .....

Buck

Bug

Burn one's bridges

Catch on

Click and mortar

Come to think of it

Cookie

Corporate ladder

Crunch numbers

Corporate raider

Dead presidents

Dog and pony show

Dot-bomb

Downsize

Dry run

Easy as pie

In hot water

In the hot seat

Foot in the door

Head above water

Hired gun

Hacker

Keep an eye on

Lemon

Loan shark

Log on

Narc

Needle in a haystack

On one's plate

One to one marketing

Payoff

People person

Pirate

Quick buck

Red tape

Repo man

Selling like hotcakes

Surf the Web

Take the bull .....

Techie

Test the waters

Think outside the box

Throw in the towel

Under the table

Use your head

VC

Walkout

Win win situation

Wrong side of bed

Yuppie

 
 
 
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