push the envelope

idiom

Definition of push the envelope

: to go beyond the usual or normal limits by doing something new, dangerous, etc. a director who has pushed the envelope in his recent films a new airplane design that pushes the envelope

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“Push the envelope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/push%20the%20envelope. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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