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."
See also: moment
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If you've ever had one of those light-bulb moments where a solution suddenly popped into your head that, in retrospect, seemed obvious, I'd love to hear about it.
And then I had one of those light-bulb moments. Every week we had numbers of women coming to the factory looking for work - so what if I offered them the same wages as men so long as they could do men's work?
This is the year for thoughts and discussion around light to fill minds with bright opportunities and 'light-bulb moments'.
"It's lost an editorial genius who could look at an existing structure and then smash it up and reshape it in a blaze of light-bulb moments."
We experienced one of those light-bulb moments when we realized that we have produced our Best Merchandising Ideas Supplement in our August issues for years and in them were hundreds of merchandising, marketing, display, and promotional ideas.
So, mesmerised, I found myself studying the article for quite a while, alternating between exclaims of horror and light-bulb moments of revelation.