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a bright idea

A unique or shrewd thought. This phrase is often used in the negative or sarcastically to show the speaker's disapproval with a particular idea. That's really a bright idea—I think we should implement it into this process in the future. Of course his car is gone—parking in a tow zone was not a bright idea!
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*bright idea

a clever thought or new idea. (*Typically: have ~; get ~; give someone ~.) Now and then I get a bright idea. John hardly ever gets a bright idea.
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bright idea

A clever thought or plan. For example, John had a bright idea for saving space-we would each have a terminal but share the printer . This term uses bright in the sense of "intelligent" or "quick-witted" and may be employed either straightforwardly, as in the example above, or ironically, as in Jumping in the pool with your clothes on-that was some bright idea. [Late 1800s]
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The Bright Idea Box: A Proven System to Drive Employee Engagement and Innovation is recommended for business collections and readers interested in better employee engagement processes, and comes from a program Jag Randhawa created (after the 2008 financial crisis) to help engage employees further business growth.
But of Larry had the bright idea to hunt out-of-season with a bolt-action rifle and think no one would be the wiser.
The Bright Idea will invite anyone over the age of 13 to send in ideas which will enhance the lives of individuals or groups of people both in this country and abroad.
A few months ago I had the bright idea of holding a big fund-raising event - an awards ceremony honouring women who do wonderful work on behalf of other women.
DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION spoke with Margaret Gayle, one of the Bright IDEA principal designers, to get more insight into the programs.
When the signage was being organised, Mark and Paul had the bright idea of sticking a "NO STANDING" sign up on the disabled platform.
So who had the bright idea? Chief among those pushing to bypass the state was communications strategist Chris Lehane, who argued that Iowa wasn't worth the resources it would take to win there, and that the media would give Clark a "bye" for skipping it because fellow candidate Joe Lieberman was, too.
Company managing director Brian Colley said the Bright Idea competition acknowledged the importance of innovation and the hard work that goes into bringing ideas to fruition.
Jodi got the bright idea that we could practice on the "bunny hill" until our lessons finally rolled around, so we got our gear (included with the lesson) and suited up.
"Gradually, the ones with the bright idea take over the world, so to speak," Whitehead says.
Andy Bishton, of Leamington, came up with the bright idea during a water training exercise.
CULTURE secretary Tessa Jowell has come up with the bright idea that Jeffrey Archer could teach disadvantaged children how to write.
The Bright Idea 2003 competition, part of Wrexham Science Festival, offers prizes of pounds 5,000 and pounds 2,500.
After ignoring the problem for about six months -- initially suspecting it resulted from technician errors -- "I finally got the bright idea of decanting the [culture] medium" in which the cells grew, Weichselbaum says.
I WOULD like to know who came up with the bright idea of taking up 12 car parking spaces in the Kingsgate for the washing of cars, at what will be one of the busiest times of the year when parking places are in great demand.