eureka moment


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eureka moment

A moment or instance at which a sudden, revelatory idea, realization, or solution to a problem comes to mind. We'd been working on the problem in the lab for weeks, but the eureka moment came to me when I was out gardening!
See also: moment
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IT was on Galapagos that a 26-year-old Charles Darwin had his initial eureka moment into the theory of evolution that was to utterly change the way we view our place in the world.
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Having had a Eureka moment more than three years ago, the board now actively seek sustainable solutions not only in the production of the beer, but in their pubs too.
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