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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