Breaking outside the box

On the Travel Channel show, “This is Halloween”, a person being interviewed about her Halloween costume said this about her “get up”. She was choosing an outlandish costume and thought it was “breaking outside the box”. This is a congruent conflation of “breaking with tradition” and “thinking outside the box”, both meaning to do something or think in a new or different way.

A big thanks to Mike Kovacs for hearing this timely malaphor.


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