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    #1

    'think out of the box'

    Could you let me know what words to use to explain 'think out of the box'?

    Is 'creative' fine?

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    #2

    Re: 'think out of the box'

    Hello,

    Not a teacher,
    What about : lateral thinking
    imaginatively, originally, non-standard
    Cheers
    Last edited by Jaskin; 13-Sep-2008 at 11:01.

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    #3

    Re: 'think out of the box'

    "Thinking outside of the box" means to consider not-so-obvious solutions to a problem. "Creative" is a good simile. The origin of the phrase comes from an old puzzle.

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