thinking cap

`thinking ,cap noun
put your thinking cap on SPOKEN
used for telling someone to start thinking about how to do something

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • thinking cap — noun a state in which one thinks • Hypernyms: ↑state of mind, ↑frame of mind * * * noun, pl ⋯ caps [count] informal used to refer to the act of trying to solve a problem by thinking carefully about it The students weren t wearing their thinking… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thinking cap — n. (old fashioned) to put on one s thinking cap ( to ponder a problem ) * * * (old fashioned) to put on one s thinking cap ( to ponder a problem ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • thinking cap — noun A metaphor for a piece of headgear worn while one is thinking about how to solve a problem. This project looks like it will be a real challenge put your thinking cap on! …   Wiktionary

  • thinking cap — UK / US noun get/put your thinking cap on old fashioned used for telling someone to start thinking about how to do something …   English dictionary

  • thinking cap — See: PUT ON ONE S THINKING CAP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thinking cap — See: PUT ON ONE S THINKING CAP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • thinking cap — noun Date: 1847 a state or mood in which one thinks usually used in the phrase put one s thinking cap on …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thinking\ cap — See: put on one s thinking cap …   Словарь американских идиом

  • thinking cap — think′ing cap n. a state of mind marked by concentration: We ll need our thinking caps to solve this one[/ex] • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • thinking cap — a state of mind marked by reflection or concentration: If we put on our thinking caps, we may come up with the answer. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

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