push the envelope means: Set a precedent or standard to outdo others in an activity. (in Community Dictionary, added by Esperanza Molina)

What else does push the envelope mean?

  • To “stretch beyond the boundaries” means to do more in any given field or group than any other person has before. Perhaps you’ve never imagined it was possible. (in Community Dictionary, added by Lyla Heath)
  • Push it beyond its limits. To see what you can do with it without being caught. (in Community Dictionary, added by Demarcus Valentine)