to put on your thinking cap

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - put on your thinking cap

"to put on your thinking cap"

to start to think seriously about how to solve a problem


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - put on your thinking cap

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  We have a massive problem. We have taken so many orders that I just can't figure out how we are going to fulfill them.

Colleague 2:  I am sure that we can find a way. Let's put on our thinking caps and give the problem some serious thought.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - put on your thinking cap

A teacher is lecturing ...

Student:  That is a really difficult problem teacher. How do we solve the equation?

Teacher:  Well, you have been taught all the steps necessary. Now you need to put on your thinking caps and find the solution.

Student:  It seems really hard.

Teacher:  Take some time to think about it and put the steps in order and I am sure you can find the solution.

to put on your thinking cap - Usage:


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to put on your thinking cap - Gerund Form:

Putting on his thinking cap, it was time for some serious thought as to how so solve the current problem.

to put on your thinking cap - Examples:

1)  Time to put on your thinking cap at No. 8. It's a par-5 left dogleg and a true three-shot ...

2)  Put on your thinking cap and put your puzzle solving skills to test to fix your robots.

3)  Don't pick up your pencil and put on your thinking cap because it is definitely not time for the puzzle.

4)  OK, it's time to put on your thinking cap and vote for YOUR top 5 drivers in Funny Car for 2016.

5)  Put on your thinking cap and dream up other services that could best leverage the ...

6)  Why put on your thinking cap, when you can simply turn on your thinking app?

7)  Nana, you need to put on your thinking cap before you recklessly advocate for war in the Ivory Coast.

8)  You must now put on your thinking cap and begin to think like a Goldman Sachs or JP Morgan banking executive if you ...

9)  Everybody must put on his thinking cap, there is no more free money to distribute.

10)  ... urged the AGF to put on his thinking cap and ensure that he builds a robust prosecutor team that can effectively match what the ...

11)  So he put on his thinking cap, rolled up his sleeves and started working on his new plan.

12)  Again he put on his thinking cap and went to work.

13)  ... put on his thinking cap, thought creatively by responding to the opportunities and constraints, considered the inherent traits ...

14)  ... advising those destroying the country's critical infrastructure to put on their thinking cap and come to the negotiation table.

15)  ... leaders at all level will be forced to put on their thinking cap to maximize the resources that abound in the states of the federation rather than depend ...

16)  ... state and local government functionaries to put on their thinking cap to fashion out how to generate internal revenue to sustain their operations.

17)  So the challenge for us is to put on our thinking cap, arising from the reality that oil money is no longer available and we must ...

18)  Truth is discernible only when we put on our thinking cap.

19)  We must put on our thinking cap and look squarely at the objective and certain indisputable facts.

20)  Now lets us all put on our thinking cap on trying to figure out a way to put some numbers on ...