comfort zone

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n comfort zone the temperature range (between 28 and 30 degrees Centigrade) at which the naked human body is able to maintain a heat balance without shivering or sweating
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Quotations

  • Stan Dale
    Stan Dale
    “Comfort zones are plush lined coffins. When you stay in your plush lined coffins, you die.”
  • Lucinda Basset
    Lucinda Basset
    “You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.”
  • Les Brown
    Les%20Brown
    “If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.”

Idioms

Comfort zone - It is the temperature range in which the body doesn't shiver or sweat, but has an idiomatic sense of a place where people feel comfortable, where they can avoid the worries of the world. It can be physical or mental.
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Usage

In literature:

Then they could live very comfortably in the Arctic zones; they carried their own heaters.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
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In news:

Canadian blues-rock icon in his comfort zone on stage and in the studio.
The program challenged audiences and participating artists to stretch their imaginations and step outside of their comfort zones through spontaneous creativity.
A standout catcher for years, Taylor Wagner has long found her comfort zone close to home.
In this episode, Tom tells us why it is important to challenge ourselves to get out of our comfort zone.
One of the coolest things about bowl games : They give teams a chance to step outside their comfort zone and play opponents they wouldn't normally schedule.
I stepped way outside my comfort zone last week, electing to go into an auto parts store to purchase wiper blades for my car instead of adding one more thing to my husband's to-do list.
Diana Krall says she felt reinvigorated making her new CD "Glad Rag Doll," which gave her a chance to escape the comfort zone of Great American Songbook standards on which the singer-pianist has built her reputation.
In other words, "forcing" the bulb to perform outside its comfort zone.
At the recent iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas, Brad Paisley debuted his new single, "Southern Comfort Zone".
Stepping out of their lending comfort zones brings positive results for many CUs.
Metallica have entered their fourth decade far away from their comfort zone.
Former aides and officers who served under the retired four-star general say David Petraeus became isolated when he left his military comfort zone to lead the CIA.
Stepping out of the comfort zone is a difficult step for any VAR.
Shops Tend to Stay in Their Comfort Zones.
Expand your dating pool by getting outside of your usual social comfort zone.
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In science:

Choosing q = 1/√2 so as to be comfortably in the zone of stability of the trap, we obtain ωr = ΩV /4.
The Ion Trap Quantum Information Processor
The choice of working with two dimensional flow is both a reasonable pedagogical choice and a comfort zone for the author - in the issue of boundary layers, the sharp distinction in behavior between 2D and 3D flows is not yet apparent, and much of the work we will discuss here generalizes readily to 3D.
Boundary layers and the vanishing viscosity limit for incompressible 2D flow
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