(1). To put off a project or discussion topic for a later time, often to avoid work.
“Hey Tom, how about we just table this for the time being. I know the deadline is today, but and I’m just not in the mood to discuss the company’s health benefit renewal. It’s just too damn nice outside.”
(1). Allegedly to come up with ideas or solutions that are novel and unique (also prohibitively expensive and often slightly illegal).
“Okay, guys, if we’re going to make this spot exciting, we’re going to have to think outside the box a bit … now, when you think hypoallergenic adult undergarments, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? Tom, go!”