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think outside the box or think out of the box

Definitions

  1. . to think in a different, innovative, or original manner, esp with regard to business practices, products, systems, etc

Example Sentences Including 'think outside the box'

Andy Robinson's squad will spend the next three days trying to think outside the box.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
He wonders whether educational authorities, still dreaming of a future based on outmoded assumptions, need to think outside the box.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
I know where they are; they are not getting selected because our membership does not think outside the box.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
I think, as Canadians, we were able to think outside the box.
Globe and Mail (2003)
We have to think outside the box , breaking both the conventional wisdom in India as well as the existing business models elsewhere.
Business Today (1999)

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