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

Today, the collective hosts retreats and gatherings as a way to bring women of all ages together and encourage them to step outside their comfort zone by trying new outdoor activities. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "6 Epic Multisport Trips," 14 June 2018 Who Are Changing the Face of Politics To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that : 0%: 0% Rallying Cry: Leaving my comfort zone is the next step in my evolution. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes January 15-21," 5 Apr. 2018 But gift-buying is often still a task outside their comfort zone, says Stephanie Coontz, professor of history and family studies at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "Dad’s Solution to Buying Presents—Hire Someone Else to Do It," 11 Dec. 2018 Always eager to experiment—be it an all-white Berluti tux at the Oscars in March or daring Haider Ackermann at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month—Chalamet's derring-do should inspire others to step outside their comfort zone. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Timothée Chalamet Rewrites the Menswear Rules in Alexander McQueen," 25 Sep. 2018 If being off the grid is outside your comfort zone, the nearby town of Kingston is only a short car ride away and has charming shops, modern wine bars and delicious dining options. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "5 glamping destinations in the US for those who want to enjoy nature in complete comfort," 27 July 2018 Will Smith knows when to push his kids to step outside their comfort zoneThe 49-year-old actor posted a lively compilation video on Instagram of his vacation in Cartagena, Colombia where he’s seen dancing with locals. Ale Russian,, "Will Smith Posts Video of Him Dancing in Colombia as Wife Jada Reveals She Was Cruel to His Ex," 9 May 2018 Daphne meets and falls in love with Ollie, a sensitive construction worker who pushes her outside her comfort zone. Natalie Serber, New York Times, "A Debut Novel Upends the Myth of Apollo and Daphne," 27 Feb. 2018 But now Curtis is ready to step outside her comfort zone. Cortney Pellettieri, Good Housekeeping, ""It's Time for a Change"," 4 Sep. 2012

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First Known Use of comfort zone

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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