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 Johnson encourages his cheerleaders to go out of their comfort zone and put on a showier performance in order to close the gap with the Navarro squad, which is known for its high-energy style. Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2022 To hire Jim Knowles, however, Day went outside of his comfort zone and brought in a complete outsider with no attachment to either himself or the Urban Meyer era. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 7 Jan. 2022 There is no leadership without innovation, and there is no innovation without leadership because innovation requires an emotional force that takes the organization out of its comfort zone. Paul Herrera, Rolling Stone, 5 Jan. 2022 Step outside of your comfort zone, and try not to get too wrapped up in rigid rules. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Jan. 2022 The Unforgivable is the kind of unglamorous and real-world drama that movie stars tend to make to step outside of their comfort zone and show off their thespian skills. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 This story presented a challenge to push myself outside of my comfort zone, as well as the information and encouragement that helped to ease the anxiety of doing so. The Editors, Outside Online, 27 Dec. 2021 While her job at the nursery focuses mainly on gardening, which many see as a soothing activity, Lang doesn’t hesitate to get out of her comfort zone. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Dec. 2021 What is a concept that originally fell outside of your comfort zone? Sarah Han, Allure, 19 Dec. 2021

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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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16 Jan 2022

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“Comfort zone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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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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