think outside the box

idiom

: to explore ideas that are creative and unusual and that are not limited or controlled by rules or tradition
To solve this puzzle, you'll have to think outside the box.

Examples of think outside the box in a Sentence

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“Think outside the box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/think%20outside%20the%20box. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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