I ran into a problem at work today where I needed to create a popover menu that needed to “break out” of its container that had overflow: hidden on it.

Turns out it’s actually kind of simple in the right conditions.

Simply move the container with position: relative to above the overflow: hidden div in the tree.

Source: http://front-back.com/how-to-make-absolute-positioned-elements-overlap-their-overflow-hidden-parent