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aha moment

noun, Informal.
a point in time, event, or experience when one has a sudden insight or realization:
My aha moment was when I put on my shorts from last summer and they didn’t fit.
Origin of aha moment
from the expression aha, used to signal sudden awareness or comprehension Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for aha-moment

aha moment

an instant at which the solution to a problem becomes clear
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Contemporary definitions for aha-moment

a sudden understanding, recognition, or resolution; also called [aha reaction]


Once she had that aha moment, she knew how to proceed.

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