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think outside the box

think outside the box

Date: Sep 30 2010

Themes: Music

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I love to change and evolve because that is important as an artist. I love working with other artists that are real and think outside the box.”

- Singer Lil’ Kim on staying fresh. (BET dot com)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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think creatively; come up with new ideas

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Imagine a box. It is straight, rigid, and square. It’s also a contained, controlled space. If you think outside the box, you think creatively, in a less controlled or rigid way. You do new, exciting, and innovative work.

The rapper Lil’ Kim lives her life in a way that is outside the box. She is known for being daring and taking chances, like when she showed up at the MTV Video Music Awards with blue hair and a shocking outfit that didn’t leave much to the imagination. So it’s not surprising that she believes it is important for artists to think outside the box.

A person who thinks outside the box is the opposite of someone who is square. A square does things in a boring or conventional way. But someone who thinks outside the box is anything but conventional.

Do you like to think outside the box, or are you more of a square?

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“The reason Apple computers are so cool is that the people who work for the company can think outside the box and come up with cool new ideas.”

“If you want to get ahead in advertising, you need to think outside the box.”

“Sarah is always thinking outside the box and coming up with fun things to do.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

antonia It means to think differently, in an imaginative way, to be creative.
by antoniaSuper Member!
mari mina Think differently
by mari mina
chomo think from a different prospective;unconventionally
by chomo
ahmad133 to think freely from your fears and restrictions,to learn new stuff
by ahmad133
LostAnnet "think outside the box" means: keep an unusual, extraordinary way of thinking; break stereotypes and common rules.
by LostAnnet
"Think outside the box" means " Think creatively."
by Mr.Bean's wife
they are open minded ,thinking in different way
by mohamad11935
to think creatively and bring new ideas to the work at hand
by charming princess
Manu4 It means to stay a step further on the world you work. To do something different and outstanding.
by Manu4
elen swift see the different sides of things , have a different view of sth maybeee
by elen swift
To think outside the box means to diverge from the others in his own ideas
by monacovalentina
lanbook Think differently and creatively
by lanbook
banjiraiya these people "have new idea"
by banjiraiya
Julissita I think it means to think in a different way, not like the common sense. ^^
by Julissita
angie.liu think in a different way.
by angie.liu
TsingShaw think in a new way
by TsingShaw
to think imaginatively using new ideas instead of traditional or expected ideas
by Miss Talant

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Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Nowadays I think outside the box certainly…Altought I being a Taurus I'm more flexible and I always try to put myself in the place of others and talk :)

12:00 PM Oct 25 2010 |

Zambuka

Zambuka

United States

The ones who is square calls the ones who thinks outside the box – crazy. . . But i guess being crazy is better than being the grey mass of people with no indentity.

10:42 PM Oct 06 2010 |

jiahui.lei

jiahui.lei

China

at most times,i'm a square…i want to think outside the box

01:41 PM Oct 05 2010 |

hamid baradar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hamid

40

11:11 AM Oct 05 2010 |

hamid baradar

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hamid

40

11:11 AM Oct 05 2010 |

faisal al-rshed

Saudi Arabia

I think I think

03:48 AM Oct 05 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

think outside the box is a quality that not everyone have , but if we try to do it , we can be  only. 

11:44 PM Oct 04 2010 |

elkyhcy

elkyhcy

Hong Kong

I try to thinking outside the box to get more fun in working.

05:35 PM Oct 04 2010 |

amit dogra

India

thinking should be positive and new

 

10:39 AM Oct 01 2010 |

rickymathew

India

think differently where people perception does not seem to go beyond it…...

07:20 AM Oct 01 2010 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

you lead your self

09:37 PM Sep 30 2010 |

lolekesh

lolekesh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I must thinking very different and change the world.

09:18 PM Sep 30 2010 |

jurmala1

jurmala1

Germany

Thinking outside the box is driver of progress!!!

08:33 PM Sep 30 2010 |

MuratYALLIKURT

Turkey

You should think different from your buddy

07:10 PM Sep 30 2010 |

bobrik86_80

Russian Federation

Don't think in standard way

05:07 PM Sep 30 2010 |

becmoon

becmoonSuper Member!

Mexico

be your self and not always copy others and be different

04:03 PM Sep 30 2010 |

sumanlehra7

India

think abnormal things which is meaningfull…bec other people think in a  normal way which everyone does

03:44 PM Sep 30 2010 |

bedero

bedero

France

Be Always Outside The Box and Search The news ideas Kind of creatively.

12:00 PM Sep 30 2010 |

Zaccarias

Zaccarias

Brazil

It is living and learning. This lesson was cool!

11:44 AM Sep 30 2010 |

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