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A sudden ingenious or inspired idea or insight. We spent hours trying to come up with a solution, when suddenly a light bulb went on in my head. A light-bulb moment came to me as I was taking a bath the other day.
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1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. I began to feel a little light along about the fourth beer.
2. n. an eye. (Crude. Usually plural.) You want I should poke your lights out?
3. n. a police car. A couple of lights turned the corner just as the robbers were pulling away.
n. a pregnant woman. (Jocular. Refers to the shape of a pregnant woman.) Who’s the light bulb on the sofa?
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- a light bulb goes on in (one's) brain
- a light bulb goes on in (one's) head
- have a light bulb go on (in (one's) head)
- have a light bulb go on in (one's) brain
- a light-bulb moment
- have a light-bulb moment
- have a light bulb go off (in (one's) head)
- have a light bulb go off in (one's) brain
- a light bulb goes off in (one's) head