a-ha moment


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a-ha 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 at the lab for weeks, but the aha moment came to me when I was out gardening!
See also: moment
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An a-ha moment occurs when the little guy in the car seat yells out "Pizza Hut" upon seeing the red roof sign or "McDonalds" when seeing the golden arches.
His sage advice proved an a-ha moment, and now he makes chocolate dice for the retail market as well as weddings and other events.
I had my own "a-ha moment" recently when organizing the content for this issue.
By May, when gay marriage was legalized in New York, I had that a-ha moment of enthusiasm, and support from my friends and family that pushed the idea into action.
She says every health care organization comes to its "a-ha moment" at its own pace and in its own way,
AP: What was your a-ha moment when you realized that "Nevermind" had become bigger than you?
"Our a-ha moment was when Zachary finally went [and] got his plate," Godfrey says.
Do you think the band A-Ha gets bummed out when someone says they had an "A-Ha Moment" and it has nothing to do with them?
Despite the a-ha moment with the oak tree, Moyer wasn't entirely convinced.
TRAVELLING atop a buffalo cart with a steady drizzle pattering on my head and a grumpy creature ambling along, unmindful of the occasional prods it got from its master's cane, with an entire village looking at us with ill-concealed amusement, I had my a-ha moment. Admiring the buffalo's dung-encased rump, and its whiplash of a tail, I wondered why people go for adrenalineinfused holidays.
He had an "a-ha moment" that he could connect psychology and drumming.
About a year into his second career, Tsukamoto had what he calls his "a-ha moment." His ware house received a 40-foot-long container filled with dozens of bags of steer manure, and his boss told him that he had to empty it by himself.
the a-ha moment A few months ago, I had the opportunity to speak at a CEO summit.
Nieuwenhuizen called up Santa Maria, and the two continued to look at Nieuwenhuizen's designs and make adjustments to them, until that "a-ha moment" hit.