One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Approach or extend the limits of what is possible.‘these are extremely witty and clever stories that consistently push the envelope of TV comedy’
- ‘We're trying to push the envelope as much as possible.’
- ‘But the trend is to go to the extreme, push the envelope and be as outrageous as possible.’
- ‘He's a coach - like every other coach - who pushes the envelope as far as possible to create a winning advantage.’
- ‘On more than one occasion, she says, publishers have approached her to push the envelope - to write a novel of her own.’
- ‘To say that he bends the rules, pushes the envelope and extends the possibilities of fiction is to state only part of the case.’
- ‘I don't push the envelope just for the sake of pushing the envelope.’
- ‘The Film Board has always been here to push the envelope, to push the film language, and this is where we excel, what we are good at.’
- ‘The evening news was a little strange but I could tell the newsroom was starting to get a feel for the limits now and were pushing the envelope as far as they could.’
- ‘He pushed the envelope of possibility with his art, but pushes the boundaries of acceptable conduct as well.’
- ‘You have to be able to push the edge of the envelope, but you have to be able to do it in a way that you can see what the community of users' reaction is.’
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