Definition of comfort zone in US English:

comfort zone

noun

  • A place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress.

    ‘times when we must act beyond our comfort zones’
    ‘if you stay within your comfort zone, you will never improve’
    • ‘When we leave our comfort zone for places that might have the equipment we are accustomed to, things quickly can go wrong.’
    • ‘As a member of the congregation, I found myself being asked to re-evaluate the comfort zone in which I live my life.’
    • ‘You encourage us to go beyond our comfort zone, to take the risk of change for the better, because we are worth it.’
    • ‘Virtually everyone enjoys the feeling they get when leaving their comfort zone results in success.’
    • ‘But professionally he enjoys pushing himself out of his comfort zone.’
    • ‘In a day I had traversed miles not only beyond their comfort zone but beyond their empathy zone as well.’
    • ‘Yet the act of traveling by its very definition takes you out of your comfort zone and into unknown territory.’
    • ‘Everyone is comfortable in their comfort zone and do not usually want to get out of it.’
    • ‘It feels like there aren't any great options that are within the comfort zone for both of us.’
    • ‘It's quite alright to start within your comfort zone to help you build confidence and get the basics down pat.’
    • ‘You may need to step outside your comfort zone to do it though, but if it's important to you then anything is possible.’
    • ‘He would be wise to stay within his comfort zone - as a backbencher and editor.’
    • ‘For a workshy fop who is being forced out of his comfort zone, this can come as something of a shock to the system.’
    • ‘I felt at the start we got dragged down into the comfort zone.’
    • ‘Not that he is complaining at the situation, believing life outside the comfort zone can only be a good thing.’
    • ‘The idea is that if your speed stays within your comfort zone, you'll be in much better control.’
    • ‘Reaching beyond the comfort zone can take a lot of coaxing and frustration.’
    • ‘Joining the Navy seemed to be the right way to indulge his curiosity to see places beyond his comfort zone.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The simplest way to go beyond your comfort zone is to learn a new skill.’
    • ‘It brings you out of your comfort zone as a writer.’
    • ‘Finally, my journey has taken me well and truly out of my comfort zone and into unknown territory.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This includes encouraging the students to step outside their comfort zone and prescribes at least one compulsory practical expedition a year.’
    • ‘The environmental requirements within the comfort zone differ for each stage of the life cycle.’
    • ‘Stepping outside your comfort zone helps you confront your fears and show you that life's full of possibility.’
    • ‘Move beyond your comfort zone, find your inner sports enthusiast, and then bring it to me.’
    • ‘A reunion like this simply marks a return to a comfort zone.’
    • ‘We must not allow players to get themselves into the comfort zone.’
    • ‘It stirs us to strive for the goal, achieve the target and aspire to something beyond our comfort zone.’
    • ‘When you're in a solid practice mode and repeating shots, hopefully you'll ease your way into a comfort zone.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They prefer the comfort zone of playing for their village.’
    • ‘It's a continuing comfort zone of zero change in an ever changing world.’
    • ‘This is their personal comfort zone, which you intrude upon at your peril.’
    • ‘We passed on some early-stage companies whose valuations were beyond our comfort zone.’
    • ‘As we have said before here, his job is safe; he is operating in the same comfort zone as his players.’
    • ‘And that's where the naval special warfare finds its comfort zone within the combat zone.’

Pronunciation

comfort zone

/ˈkəmfərt zōn//ˈkəmfərt zoʊn/