a light-bulb moment

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a light-bulb moment

An instance in which an ingenious idea or insight comes to one all of a sudden. A light-bulb moment came to me as I was taking a bath the other day. A: "The idea was Marvin's, and it was truly inspired." B: "What can I say, it was a light-bulb moment."
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And new, innovative ways of dealing with electro-waste are being developed after a light bulb moment from the Flintshire team.
Participants ranged from those that had only recently had 'their light bulb moment' through to individuals and businesses that had spent time working on ideas and are now looking for help as to how or where to start manufacturing or what to do next.
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told MEPs, on 19 October in Strasbourg, that the world was facing a "light bulb moment" of realisation that only by cooperating internationally could they achieve peace and development.
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And business gobbledegook garbler Ian spewed: "It's a light bulb moment. Shoot it down or keep it up there."
One of our great value adds is having that light bulb moment with the partner there.
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