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light bulb moment

noun

  1. informal.
    a moment of sudden inspiration, revelation, or recognition


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Word History and Origins

Origin of light bulb moment1

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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Example Sentences

“There was no light bulb moment, it was just something I was drawn to,” Gomperts told The Daily Beast in Austin.

Did you have a sort of light bulb moment when you knew you wanted to be an actor?

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