English Idiom of the Day – Think outside the box
Think outside the box
To think imaginatively using new ideas instead of traditional or expected ideas.
Example: You won't come up with good ideas until you think outside the box. Let's think outside the box for a minute and try to find a better solution.
Did you know...? This idiom comes from the fact that a box, with its rigidity and squareness, symbolises constrained and unimaginative thinking.