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Office Jargon of the Day: Pushing the Envelope

By on July 20, 2010 in Fun, Office Jargon

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push the envelope, v. trans. fig. to introduce new ideas into already existing practices. The phrase is borrowed from aviation and is a veteran of the corporate lexicon.

Example: “King Henry VIII really pushed the envelope by introducing a tax on beards.”

 

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