thinking cap

thinking cap
UK / US noun

get/put your thinking cap onold-fashioned used for telling someone to start thinking about how to do something


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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

  • 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 — 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 Quiz Bowl — Thinking Cap Quiz is a computerized national quiz bowl competition in the United States. It was started by Harvey Kimble and Shirley Kimble, who coached teams and organized statewide contests. After several years of participating in the Knowledge …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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