light bulb moment

noun

informal a moment of sudden inspiration, revelation, or recognition

Nearby words

  1. light box,
  2. light bread,
  3. light breeze,
  4. light bridge,
  5. light bulb,
  6. light cannon,
  7. light chain,
  8. light colonel,
  9. light cream,
  10. light cruiser

Word Origin for light bulb moment

C20: from the cartoon image of a light bulb lighting up above a character's head when he or she has an idea

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