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thinking cap

n.
A state in which one thinks, especially carefully: put on one's thinking cap.
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think′ing cap`


n.
a state of mind marked by concentration: We'll need our thinking caps to solve this one.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.thinking cap - a state in which one thinksthinking cap - a state in which one thinks    
frame of mind, state of mind - a temporary psychological state
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The Squire was not quite so pleased as Master Tom to see that young gentleman's brown, merry face appear at home, some two months before the proper time, for the Christmas holidays; and so, after putting on his thinking cap, he retired to his study and wrote several letters, the result of which was that, one morning at the breakfast-table, about a fortnight after Tom's return, he addressed his wife with--"My dear, I have arranged that Tom shall go to Rugby at once, for the last six weeks of this half-year, instead of wasting them in riding and loitering about home.
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In a (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDnSMiwjigI) sneak peek from Season 4, episode 19 of the CW series, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) expresses guilt for stopping Harry (Tom Cavanagh) from using his thinking cap when Team Flash needed it the most.
Sarabella's Thinking Cap tells of an imaginative girl who is always daydreaming and creating new worlds in her mind.
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Eye has heard some woolly ideas in its time but has to doff its thinking cap to Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya, who is taking the concept of ethereal engineering--virtual reality, if you will--to an entirely new level.
Well I've put my thinking cap on Eric and here's a bit of advice.
Washington, Mar 27 ( ANI ): Researchers from Vanderbilt University have created a "thinking cap" that electrically stimulates the brain to increase its ability to learn from mistakes.
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Flower set his players the target of reaching the top of the Test tree as soon as he took over from Peter Moores in 2009, and now that they've done that he has got his thinking cap on as to what will be next.
Your thinking cap must have fallen off when you sent the June/July article to print without realizing the implication of your omission.
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