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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.
Origin of thinking cap
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So put on your thinking cap, fire up your video camera, and come up with a great experiment.
  • Put on your thinking cap and make a wise decision that will have a positive long-range effect on your piggy bank.
  • If you want to do something in your own special way, put on your creative thinking cap.
  • Put on your thinking cap, engage your brain and plug into your imagination.
  • Put on your thinking cap and make a picture of things that you can do.
  • Several small group activities are planned, so bring your thinking cap.
  • Once you've acknowledged the mistake, put on your thinking cap and rally your team to help you plan your next steps.
  • Now being on medication and with my thinking cap on and make a good life for myself.
  • Such a statement as this should make society put on its thinking cap.
Idioms and Phrases with thinking cap

thinking cap

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