(redirected from captured)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

capture lightning in a bottle

To achieve or succeed at doing something that is incredibly difficult, unlikely, and/or elusive. Primarily heard in US. The playwright captured lightning in a bottle with his first play, taking the world by storm and thrusting him into the spotlight of fame. This rookie team, such underdogs in this championship, are trying to capture lightning in a bottle with an upset win over the number one seed.

capture (one's) imagination

To hold one's interest or spark one's creativity. I know it sounds strange, but his talk on the importance of obtuse angles really captured my imagination. That movie captured his imagination so much that it inspired him to become a screenwriter.
See also: capture, imagination

capture someone's imagination

Fig. to intrigue someone; to interest someone in a lasting way; to stimulate someone's imagination. The story of the young wizard has captured the imagination of the world's children.
See also: capture, imagination
References in periodicals archive ?
The difference is the speed and accuracy with which the data are captured.
Captured data synchronizes with Ingenious Med's, Web-based ASP solution, providing easily accessible and secure information to the entire practice.
0 with upgrades designed to significantly increase the speed that business information can be digitally captured, processed, and securely routed.
VSoft's Check 21 product suite, eDesk Genesis, enables the branch to exchange captured images and/or print substitute checks.
Invoice data captured by Ascent for Payables will be loaded into a Carrefour proprietary invoice-matching system and migrated to a PeopleSoft ERP (enterprise resource planning) system.
As more companies become dispersed with regional offices and remote employees, as well as through merger activities, distributed capture will become more essential in ensuring information is captured closer to customer interaction and at its point of origin," said Andy Warzecha, Senior Vice President and Service Director at META Group.
That means our clients get greater value from their unstructured documents because more critical information is captured," added Patalano.
Kofax Ascent Capture and VRS were integrated with WSDOT's collision records system to improve the quality and accuracy of captured images that the state's collision analysis teams use to make decisions about safety upgrades on local roadways and state highways.
With this solution, medical practices get simple data synchronization between MEDTRON's Practice Management Solution and data captured by the physician on a PDA using Ingenious Med software.
Poor quality capture leads to missing images, which occur when the data line on a check is captured but no matching image exists.