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    Red face a light bulb over my head

    I heard the expression “there’s a light bulb over my head” in the movie Working Girl. Can I use it instead of “I have the idea”? I deliberately said the idea instead of an idea because I'm writting a peculiar riddle of mine with pun. Thanks.

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    Re: a light bulb over my head

    It's not something I've ever heard anyone say in real life, but people would understand what you mean.

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    Re: a light bulb over my head

    It's a reference to a cartoon device.

    A bright light bulb over a character's head indicates that he/she has had a brilliant idea.

    Rover

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