(a) bright spark

(a) bright spark
a bright spark british informal phrase
someone who is clever or who has a clever idea This word is usually used for showing that you think someone is stupid

Some bright spark suggested a midnight swim.

Thesaurus: someone who is intelligent or well informedhyponym words used to describe intelligent or wise peoplesynonym
Main entry: bright

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a bright ˈspark idiom
(BrE, informal, often ironic) a lively and intelligent person, especially sb young

Some bright spark

(= stupid person)

left the tap running all night.

Main entry:brightidiom

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