- Then, in a light-bulb moment, I realised that the mates were the problem: I'd give them up.
- She blurts out some homespun wisdom about avoiding the pitfalls of Hollywood and he has a light-bulb moment.
- It was a classic light-bulb moment, and I knew I had to figure out how to make those shoes.
From the representation of an illuminated light bulb above a character's head in a cartoon or comic strip, to indicate that they have had an idea.
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