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December 21, 2014

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John

Susan,

In the US, "out-of-the-box" is frequently used as it is in the UK.

I find it interesting that it is used, depending upon context, to mean opposite things. An out-of-the-box auto part is, as you suggest, new and unmodified.

On the other hand, "out-of-the-box thinking" is very much non-standard.

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