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light-bulb moment Syllabification: light-bulb mo·ment

Definition of light-bulb moment in English:


A moment of sudden realization, enlightenment, or inspiration: I had a light-bulb moment and vowed to start managing my money better for independent inventors, the light-bulb moment must be followed by the long hard slog of production and marketing
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  • In a light bulb moment, Hong came up with the idea for the website.
  • I was with my friend and now, business partner Kim, when she had a light bulb moment.
  • After a visit to my TCM doctor I had a light bulb moment.


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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