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 The man who put his fingerprints on the design and pushed the designers to get out of their comfort zone was Farley, said Mark Truby, chief communications officer. Star Tribune, "No one knew secret behind Ford's Mustang Mach-E, Bronco Sport — until now," 29 Dec. 2020 Break out of your comfort zone in the week to come. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Dec. 27, 2020: Gemini, hope for the best; Virgo, change things up," 27 Dec. 2020 Robbins is in his comfort zone, though, playing on a Minnesota team with his uncle and cousin, feeling as much at home with the Gophers as anywhere else. Marcus Fuller, Star Tribune, "Iowa native Liam Robbins readies for Gophers' clash against Hawkeyes," 24 Dec. 2020 The man who put his fingerprints on the design and pushed the designers to get out of their comfort zone and get into new territory, that was very much Farley, Truby said. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "No one knew secret behind Ford's Mustang Mach-E, Bronco Sport — until now," 24 Dec. 2020 On the show, the rapper and entrepreneur will get a chance to try a host of activities outside of her comfort zone—like stunt car racing, working on a ranch, learning how to shoot hoops, and even making wigs. Brooklyn White, Essence, "Watch The Trailer For Cardi B's Hilarious New Show, 'Cardi Tries'," 17 Dec. 2020 So, the Ravens have to put Jackson in his comfort zone and not try to force him into doing anything different. Mike Preston,, "Mike Preston’s observations: Fast-paced offense might be Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s comfort zone | COMMENTARY," 10 Nov. 2020 West thinks Hegar prefers staying in her comfort zone with white and suburban voters, with some outreach to Hispanic residents. Dallas News, "Inability to end spat with rival Royce West threatens MJ Hegar’s ability to rally Black voters," 12 Oct. 2020 The temperature was on its way to 95 degrees outside, but Jonny Schrager was back in his comfort zone in an early August weight training and conditioning workout at Lake Brantley. Buddy Collings,, "Coronavirus hit high school football hard, but hope prevails for 2020 season," 8 Sep. 2020

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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 2021

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“Comfort zone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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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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