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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Recent research suggests that your mental work on the problem may continue unconsciously and later produce a eureka moment.
James said: "Finding the handbook, which was printed in 1868, was a genuine Eureka moment.
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Then I had my eureka moment - I'd forgot to use the clutch (my Toyota has a semi-automatic box).
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04pm bit well, the only eureka moment I get around then is when I wake up startled after dozing for five minutes thinking: "God, I must be up in six hours