out of the box
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See also: out-of-the-box
- out-of-the-box (especially in attributive use)
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /æɔt əv ðə bɒks/, /æʊt əv ðə bɒks/
Audio (AU) (file)
- (Canada) IPA(key): /ʌʊt əv ðə bɑːks/
- (UK) IPA(key): /aʊt əv ðə bɒks/
- (US) IPA(key): /aʊt əv ðə bɑːks/
- Rhymes: -ɒks
- Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: See out of, the, box.
- (idiomatic, of a product) Immediately, without intervention from the customer.
- This software has to work out of the box, without any fancy installation.
- 2019 November 6, “Industry Insider: Blame the policymakers”, in Rail, page 76:
- As well as trade union opposition when the new Class 195s arrived, they could not work 'out of the box' due to gauge clearance issues.
- (idiomatic) Outside the box; unconventionally: outside the limits of conventional thinking.
- In the sense "unconventionally", outside the box is more frequently used, more than three to one in the US, perhaps to avoid confusion with the other sense of "out of the box". Also used is "outside of the box".
(idiom) immediately, without intervention from the customer
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