Definition of comfort zone in English:

comfort zone


  • 1A situation where one feels safe or at ease:

    ‘the trip is an attempt to take the students out of their comfort zone’
    • ‘This is their personal comfort zone, which you intrude upon at your peril.’
    • ‘And that's where the naval special warfare finds its comfort zone within the combat zone.’
    • ‘A reunion like this simply marks a return to a comfort zone.’
    • ‘As we have said before here, his job is safe; he is operating in the same comfort zone as his players.’
    • ‘The idea is that if your speed stays within your comfort zone, you'll be in much better control.’
    • ‘As a member of the congregation, I found myself being asked to re-evaluate the comfort zone in which I live my life.’
    • ‘Stepping outside your comfort zone helps you confront your fears and show you that life's full of possibility.’
    • ‘When we leave our comfort zone for places that might have the equipment we are accustomed to, things quickly can go wrong.’
    • ‘For a workshy fop who is being forced out of his comfort zone, this can come as something of a shock to the system.’
    • ‘He would be wise to stay within his comfort zone - as a backbencher and editor.’
    • ‘Everyone is comfortable in their comfort zone and do not usually want to get out of it.’
    • ‘Not that he is complaining at the situation, believing life outside the comfort zone can only be a good thing.’
    • ‘Finally, my journey has taken me well and truly out of my comfort zone and into unknown territory.’
    • ‘Yet the act of traveling by its very definition takes you out of your comfort zone and into unknown territory.’
    • ‘They prefer the comfort zone of playing for their village.’
    • ‘You may need to step outside your comfort zone to do it though, but if it's important to you then anything is possible.’
    • ‘It's a continuing comfort zone of zero change in an ever changing world.’
    • ‘Virtually everyone enjoys the feeling they get when leaving their comfort zone results in success.’
    • ‘The environmental requirements within the comfort zone differ for each stage of the life cycle.’
    • ‘This includes encouraging the students to step outside their comfort zone and prescribes at least one compulsory practical expedition a year.’
    1. 1.1 A settled method of working that requires little effort and yields only barely acceptable results:
      ‘if you stay within your comfort zone you will never improve’
      • ‘Crooks has said he believed that a number of players had reached a comfort zone in the knowledge there were no others available to push for their place.’
      • ‘And sometimes its necessary to venture beyond the comfort zone to risk the road less planned and predictable.’
      • ‘The musicianship was fine, but perhaps the band members should get out of their comfort zone and experiment with different ideas.’
      • ‘We passed on some early-stage companies whose valuations were beyond our comfort zone.’
      • ‘You encourage us to go beyond our comfort zone, to take the risk of change for the better, because we are worth it.’
      • ‘It's quite alright to start within your comfort zone to help you build confidence and get the basics down pat.’
      • ‘Joining the Navy seemed to be the right way to indulge his curiosity to see places beyond his comfort zone.’
      • ‘It feels like there aren't any great options that are within the comfort zone for both of us.’
      • ‘But professionally he enjoys pushing himself out of his comfort zone.’
      • ‘I felt at the start we got dragged down into the comfort zone.’
      • ‘It stirs us to strive for the goal, achieve the target and aspire to something beyond our comfort zone.’
      • ‘The simplest way to go beyond your comfort zone is to learn a new skill.’
      • ‘We must not allow players to get themselves into the comfort zone.’
      • ‘When you're in a solid practice mode and repeating shots, hopefully you'll ease your way into a comfort zone.’
      • ‘Move beyond your comfort zone, find your inner sports enthusiast, and then bring it to me.’
      • ‘It brings you out of your comfort zone as a writer.’
      • ‘In a day I had traversed miles not only beyond their comfort zone but beyond their empathy zone as well.’
      • ‘Reaching beyond the comfort zone can take a lot of coaxing and frustration.’
      • ‘Montgomerie and Tony Jacklin are among those who have complained lately that too many European players operate in a comfort zone.’
      • ‘That's why I don't think we are in the comfort zone yet - far from it.’


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