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1idea genial feminineidea brillante femininelamparazo masculine Colombia informalI had a brainwave — se me prendió la lamparita River Plate informal
- Those words hit Rick like stones, a brainwave and an idea quickly ensued.
- My brainwave was to have the girls ‘build their own’ tarts.
- Anyway, as she went on and got more and more into it, I had a sudden brainwave.
- After much fruitless searching, I had a brainwave.
- This was a wonderfully mysterious occasion and all thanks to the Laois Arts Festival committee who had the brainwave to host a Halloween Party.
- Brian had the brainwave for the get-together a year ago.
- I was fingering my car keys, wondering if my perverse appetite would last all the way to Tesco's and back, when I had a sudden brainwave.
- His brainwave was to replace the current fixed self-sealing rubber splash curtains, which trap a bullet once it has passed through the target and prevent it ricocheting back up the range, with movable curtains.
- If you want to have our collective brainwaves on how to carry on in light of the Situation, this is pretty much the place to get it.
- One of Stavros' latest brainwaves is something entitled Cineclick, a program devoted to filmmaking and the Internet, which is skedded to air on the Independent Film Channel.
- It was just a bit of a brainwave and I thought, why not?
- It is then that the radio mechanic had a brainwave.
- It wasn't like I was having a brilliant brainwave though.
- Frank Robinson, John Pemberton's original partner and book-keeper, had suggested the name Coca-Cola and come up with the brainwave that the two flowing Cs would look good on adverts.
- Proving that everyone has a tale to tell, 2W shows its award-winning series of Digital Stories where people from across Wales turn brainwaves into multimedia reality.
- I have a brainwave and start preparing a PowerPoint presentation.
- But what the mind airbrushes out of this pretty picture is that thousands of people have had the identical brainwave at the identical time.
- Then I had a brainwave - who said that bald isn't beautiful?
- What sent me there was a brainwave for a present, so I won't mention the front of the cards I'm buying, but what I have found interesting is the back.
- This morning I had the brainwave to make little boxes for Supergang which we would fill with peppermint creams that we can make next week.
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