Idiom of the Week – Week 31

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to push the envelope”: to do something to a greater degree than has ever been done before; to push the boundaries of what is possible; bis an die Grenze gehen

Example 1:  Pushing the envelope always involves risk.

Example 2:  The most well-known brands have pushed the envelope in some way.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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