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think outside (or out of) the box

Definition of think outside or out of the box in English:

informal Think in an original or creative way.
Example sentences
  • To bring in new members, we have to be willing to try innovative ideas and think outside the box.
  • Although dyslexic people have problems with reading, their brains are well suited for ideas and thinking outside the box.
  • Does the institution truly value candor, thinking outside the box and innovation, or merely give lip service to it?
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