idea

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/aɪˈdɪə/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/aɪˈdiə, aɪˈdi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ī dēə, ī dēə)


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idea

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [party, wardrobe, vacation] ideas
  2. an original idea
  3. was my own idea
  4. was my idea first
  5. have a [great, new] idea (for you)
  6. what a [great] idea!
  7. a great idea for a [business, flavor, dish]
  8. that is [a terrible, an awful] idea
  9. yes, that's the [general, whole] idea
  10. hey, what's the big idea!
  11. I just had an idea!
  12. am trying to come up with new ideas
  13. came up with a great idea (yesterday)
  14. whose (bright) idea was it to …?
  15. whose idea was this?
  16. it was [just, only] an idea
  17. she's got the right idea
  18. don't get the wrong idea (about)
  19. should give you [a rough, the general] idea
  20. the very idea makes me [sick, angry, want to vomit]
  21. [was shocked, almost fainted] at the very idea (of it)
  22. the idea of [going, asking, having to]
  23. the idea gives me the [shivers, chills, creeps]
  24. what (ever) gave you that idea?
  25. didn't mean to give you that idea
  26. does anybody have any ideas?
  27. [I, you] have no idea what you are [talking about, saying, doing]
  28. I have no idea what you mean
  29. have no idea [how, where, when, why, how]
  30. do you have any idea what you [are doing, just said]?
  31. got the idea from a [book, movie]
  32. gave me the idea to [make, do, try]
  33. just to give you an idea
  34. [pondered, considered, mulled over] the idea
  35. they [rejected, liked, hated] the idea
  36. that gives me an idea!
  37. don't put ideas in her head!
  38. is (not) my idea of [a good time, fun, entertainment]
  39. not one of your best ideas
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