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(intransitive, idiomatic) To go beyond established limits; to pioneer.
From the boundary line on a graph of an aircraft's capabilities, especially those of height and speed.
push + the + envelope
As the people ordinary Americans aspire to emulate, celebrities feel pressured to push the envelope.
To really push the envelope with this look, add a clip in hair extension to make your pony super long.
From this already enviable reputation, the Seven CSR will push the envelope further still with an entirely redesigned new suspension system.
Family portraits are one of the best vehicles in which to push the envelope with experimental poses.
You're already breaking with tradition by picking cupcakes over a wedding cake, so why not push the envelope a bit more and make other creative choices, too?
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