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!
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There is a freshness to these works that recalls the operations of magic, the "aha moment" that art can sometimes still grant us.
Perrotta's essay is about a phenomenon of individual lives, what he cause the "Aha moment," when you understand what you thought you already knew.
As they kept the hard work going, they had an "aha moment" and realized they wanted to help families, schools and anybody get on the right track health wise.
There's a bit of an aha moment when the realization of this hits.
The house crashes in the Land of Oz, where Dorothy together with the scarecrow, tinman, and the lion get to see the wizard and have their aha moment.
"There was not one aha moment," National Geographic News quoted Claire Aubel, public relations coordinator for the North Carolina Maritime Museums, as saying.
An aha moment comes when neurons in the brain alter their activity all at once, scientists report in the May 13 Neuron.
The Omaha-based company responded to Harpo's request with legal action stating it had obtained preliminary approval of a trademark on "aha moment".
The aha moment was recognizing that they were wrong.
Next Idea (formerly Creativity Institute) is a gathering to discover efficient ways of breaking through the clutter, letting go and grasping that AHA moment, which may very well turn out to be a series of AHA moments.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey is at the centre of a legal battle with the bosses of an insurance company over the use of her signature catchphrase-the "Aha moment".
“I have always loved watching learners experience the thrill of developing their own knowledge, of discovering, of capturing the meaning of something, of having ideas come together in an 'aha moment'.
Breaking away from that was a huge aha moment for me.