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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"I caught a lot of notes of catharsis and kind of eureka moments, light bulb moments, and especially--this is a recurring theme--somebody feeling like something makes sense, and not feeling so alone in an identity." She quickly adds, "sometimes it's complex because these characters are not perfect depictions.
"Suddenly there was this amazing character going through the same thing I was about to go through," explains Warner, who refers to that period as the great light bulb moment in her life and a catalyst toward creating her own stories about the LGBTQ experience.
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"You could see light bulb moments happening all around the room."
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MORE than 100 representatives of small firms attended a conference in Liverpool on how to turn those "light bulb moments" into commercial success.
In a poll of 2,000 people, 39 per cent people said the recession had played a part in increasing their "light bulb moments".
"I'd done a couple of walks for charity before and because I was planning to do the West Highland Way, it was one of those light bulb moments."
Their "light bulb moments" remain to inspire and will always appear vividly in the mind's eye whenever I stand in front of a class.
"Light bulb moments are an interesting concept and most people attending get them.
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The next step was another of the family's 'light bulb moments'.
Mr Kerr said: "For me, it was one of those light bulb moments.
He said: "It was just one of those light bulb moments. I've had this idea about just sitting on the porch or in my living room, playing music with my friends and putting it up on the internet.
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