thinking cap


noun

a state of mind marked by reflection or concentration: If we put on our thinking caps, we may come up with the answer.

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Origin of thinking cap

First recorded in 1870–75
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Idioms and Phrases with thinking cap

thinking cap

see put on one's thinking cap.

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