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Office Jargon of the Day: Pushing the Envelope

By on July 20, 2010 in Fun, Office Jargon



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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