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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

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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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masiran

masiran

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i didn't know that!!!

09:10 AM Sep 30 2010 |

andee1

andee1

China

yeah sure i like to think outside the box very much. but for suitable for current society i have gotten square and lost creative thinking, after all i have been 30 years old.

06:40 AM Sep 30 2010 |

nuska143

Somalia

If you want to be your dreams come true you have to think outside the box not square. Before  my thinks  were really square but from now on I'd like to be someone who thinks outside the box. 

03:34 AM Sep 30 2010 |

alongtime

alongtime

Viet Nam

Do something differently

03:02 AM Sep 30 2010 |

sobhy1974

Egypt

think broadly and creatively

01:04 AM Sep 30 2010 |

sobhy1974

Egypt

to think broadly and creatively

01:03 AM Sep 30 2010 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

i like to think outside the box, idont like to be at squar

12:58 AM Sep 30 2010 |

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