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bright idea

This page is about the collocation bright idea

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a brilliant, clever or original idea

For example

  • I bet Anna's got some bright ideas for us.

  • Our new company needs young people full of bright ideas.

Note:
Often used sarcastically when someone thinks an idea was stupid, as in "Well that didn't work. Got any more bright ideas?"

Quick Quiz

Jack has plenty of bright ideas. He's

a. a creative thinker

b. a happy person

c. a funny guy

Contributor: Matt Errey