comfort zone


Definition of comfort zone

1 : the temperature range within which one is comfortable
2 : the level at which one functions with ease and familiarity

Examples of comfort zone in a Sentence

He pushes the players to perform beyond their comfort zone. I need to expand my comfort zone and try new things.

Recent Examples on the Web

Head chef Drew Ballard, his fiancée and head cocktail waitress Jess Sarra, and best friend and head bartender Travis Day went out of their comfort zone by creating and running their own food truck. Sarah Horne,, "Ohio food truck makes final four on Food Network's 'Great Food Truck Race'," 10 July 2019 Summer league is a time to push players out of their comfort zone, and the Warriors are doing just that with Evans. Connor Letourneau,, "Five things to watch from Warriors at Las Vegas summer league," 4 July 2019 He was clearly inspired on Thursday and prepared to push and provoke Nadal out of his comfort zone. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Rafael Nadal Doesn’t Fall for Nick Kyrgios’s Bag of Tricks," 4 July 2019 But all the kids [on this class trip to Europe] are being put out of their comfort zone. Leah Greenblatt,, "Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Zendaya and Tom Holland are 'very competitive' with each other," 2 July 2019 Fulmer encourages readers and fans to get out of their comfort zone. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "The Try Guys try becoming authors with new 'self-deprecating self-help' book," 18 June 2019 Those experiences taught Lexie to push herself out of her comfort zone and just how integral practice can be. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Lexie Liu on Blending Music Genres, Traveling Into Outer Space, and Singing in Both English and Mandarin," 27 June 2019 But getting out of your comfort zone is where your life is. Laura Johnston,, "3 friends cross Lake Erie on paddleboards to Stand Up for Great Lakes," 27 June 2019 Travel outside your comfort zone Go with the flow and keep an open mind. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "'The Amazing Race' cast and crew share summer travel tips: Put down your phone, push yourself," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of comfort zone

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Jul 2019

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The first known use of comfort zone was in 1923

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English Language Learners Definition of comfort zone

: a place, situation, or level where someone feels confident and comfortable

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