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light bulb

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.
See also: bulb, light
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light

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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Far ahead I presently heard a deep and sullen roar which increased in volume as I advanced, and then broke upon my ears with all the intensity of its mad fury as I swung round a sharp curve into a dimly lighted stretch of water.
The stream soon widened, and recurring areas of phosphorescent rock lighted my way.
The passageway was dimly lighted by occasional radium bulbs, the universal lighting medium of Barsoom.
He slowly revolved in his mind the incidents of the evening--the open, unguarded gate; the lighted doorway--the only one he had seen thus open and lighted along the avenue he had followed; the advance of the warriors at precisely the moment that he could find no other avenue of escape or concealment; the corridors and chambers that led past many locked doors to this underground prison leaving no other path for him to pursue.
And suddenly his eye lighted upon a number of weapons which he knew would accomplish the result.
Ladd bought all we had and made us promise to keep the secret until the premium came, and I've been going about ever since as if the banquet lamp was inside of me all lighted up and burning, for everybody to see."
"Things do not all happen in the same way," answered Don Quixote; "it all came, Sir Bachelor Alonzo Lopez, of your going, as you did, by night, dressed in those surplices, with lighted torches, praying, covered with mourning, so that naturally you looked like something evil and of the other world; and so I could not avoid doing my duty in attacking you, and I should have attacked you even had I known positively that you were the very devils of hell, for such I certainly believed and took you to be."
Again he commenced his groping advance; but this time he had gone but a short distance when he emerged into a room, which was lighted through an opening in the ceiling, from which a flight of concrete steps led downward to the floor of the chamber.
John stared round at the mass of faces--some grinning, some fierce, some lighted up by torches, some indistinct, some dusky and shadowy: some looking at him, some at his house, some at each other--and while he was, as he thought, in the very act of doing so, found himself, without any consciousness of having moved, in the bar; sitting down in an arm-chair, and watching the destruction of his property, as if it were some queer play or entertainment, of an astonishing and stupefying nature, but having no reference to himself--that he could make out--at all.
I'll smoke no more-- He tossed the still lighted pipe into the sea.
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One day Bob was talking to a customer who said he had lost his son and, to lessen the grief, he started making lighted crosses to put on churches.
Nockturnal's Fit Universal Lighted Nock line features a number of color and multi-color strobe options, including blue, orange, white, red/blue and green/blue.
A cut-out of Gray's "lava gown" placed over rows of lighted candles is making the rounds in social media.