push the envelope = push the edge of the envelope
approach or extend the limits of what is possible – informal
This expression was originally aviation slang and related to graphs of aerodynamic performance on which the envelope is the boundary line representing an aircraft's capabilities.
1993 - Albuquerque - These are extremely witty and clever stories that consistently push the envelope of TV comedy.
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