brain dump

noun

Definition of brain dump

: the act or an instance of comprehensively and uncritically expressing and recording one's thoughts and ideas (as on a particular topic) Instead, Shafer recommends doing a brain dump—getting workflow, ideas, commitments, and to-do lists out of your head and onto a physical list and calendar.— Stephanie Vozza First, you do a giant brain dump to force yourself to clear out the mental clutter and face head-on all the contradictory goals and obligations that are crowding your days.— Jessica Stillman

First Known Use of brain dump

1985, in the meaning defined above

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“Brain dump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brain%20dump. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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