WordReference English Collocations © 2020
ideaⓘMost examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
- [party, wardrobe, vacation] ideas
- an original idea
- was my own idea
- was my idea first
- have a [great, new] idea (for you)
- what a [great] idea!
- a great idea for a [business, flavor, dish]
- that is [a terrible, an awful] idea
- yes, that's the [general, whole] idea
- hey, what's the big idea!
- I just had an idea!
- am trying to come up with new ideas
- came up with a great idea (yesterday)
- whose (bright) idea was it to …?
- whose idea was this?
- it was [just, only] an idea
- she's got the right idea
- don't get the wrong idea (about)
- should give you [a rough, the general] idea
- the very idea makes me [sick, angry, want to vomit]
- [was shocked, almost fainted] at the very idea (of it)
- the idea of [going, asking, having to]
- the idea gives me the [shivers, chills, creeps]
- what (ever) gave you that idea?
- didn't mean to give you that idea
- does anybody have any ideas?
- [I, you] have no idea what you are [talking about, saying, doing]
- I have no idea what you mean
- have no idea [how, where, when, why, how]
- do you have any idea what you [are doing, just said]?
- got the idea from a [book, movie]
- gave me the idea to [make, do, try]
- just to give you an idea
- [pondered, considered, mulled over] the idea
- they [rejected, liked, hated] the idea
- that gives me an idea!
- don't put ideas in her head!
- is (not) my idea of [a good time, fun, entertainment]
- not one of your best ideas
'idea' also found in these entries:
I - OK - absent - absolute - abstract - aging - agree - alien - almighty - alternate - alternative - amused - another - appeal - appealing - attack - attractive - awesome - awful - bad - baked - basic - basically - bat - beauty - bed - best - billion - bizarre - blind - born - bother - bounce - brain - brand - bright - brilliant - brother-in-law - bully - buy - carefully - catch - central - challenge - champion - charming - chew - chilling - clever - click