May 12, 2016
An idea is a thought that you hold in your mind. You have an idea.
- I've got a great idea!
- Hey, that's a good idea.
- She has some very good ideas.
- Good idea!
- Where do you get your ideas from?
- People in that organization have thought up some very good ideas.
- Our company welcomes new ideas.
- We're always looking for new ideas.
- Sometimes old ideas are better than new ideas.
This word is used to express opinions or comment negatively on the quality of a person's thinking:
- You have no idea. (You don't know anything about this subject.)
- Do you have any idea how difficult this is?
- Do you have any more bright ideas? (Your idea turned out to be a bad idea.)
- Bad idea.
- Hey, there's an idea.
- That's not a new idea.
- Wow, great idea. (When spoken in a sarcastic manner, the speaker does not like the idea that is presented.)
She has a good idea!
Note: The word "ideal" is related to "idea," but the meaning and the usage are different.
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