Pushing the Envelope
frequently reads like a novel rather than a textbook.
From Hunter Fan Co.'s scientific approach, in which it bases all product development on exhaustive consumer research on existing home decor by region, to the new finishes that coordinate with current trends in lamps and light fixtures, suppliers are pushing the envelope
Given the amount and structure of the compensation that many corporate executives and advisers enjoy, is it any surprise the current civil-penalties structure does not adequately dissuade rogue players from pushing the envelope
on legal requirements and accounting rules?
After the Beatles, blew minds around the world with the acidinspired experiments of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, pop music became a whole lot more adventurous and as this three-CD box set displays, there were plenty of other bands who were committed to pushing the envelope
A series of demonstration houses in Tennessee is pushing the envelope
of energy efficiency--literally.
In these fanciful tales of daring and pushing the envelope
, ferrets have human qualities and live as people.
The Europeans, through movements such as Dogme 95, have given us models, ways of pushing the envelope
, of the film language, and doing so within our means.
It's not about sexual chastity; it's about pushing the envelope
. So -- although there's some of it in jazz, folk, country and western, and other music as well -- rock 'n' roll in particular is about rebellion, it's about pushing the envelope
, it's about sex, it's about drugs.
We speak of an athlete or an achiever "pushing the envelope
," but Mary nudged the ultimate boundaries between human and divine.
That decision, which might be seen as pushing the envelope
of judges' powers to intrude on a citizen's liberty, drew the usual small furor from reproductive rights groups, fathers' rights groups, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Johnson, now in his nineties, is still pushing the envelope
with starkly original work.
And pushing the envelope
is exactly what GRRN does.