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"And then my erstwhile associate Jimenez had a brainstorm," said Terry ruefully.

Dont worry, said Harvey, Flo probably had a brainstorm and called them already.

It may seem rude to say so, but Orangeism consists mainly of a settled hallucination and an annual brainstorm.

I fired up my Xbox and opened a word-processor and started to brainstorm ideas for my papers.

It had been a brainstorm selecting only girls—and pretty young things, at that—for the Interstellar Symphony.

WORD ORIGIN

"brilliant idea, mental excitement, fit of mental application," 1849, from brain (n.) + figurative use of storm (n.). As a verb, recorded from 1920s. Related: Brainstormed; brainstorming.

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