Friday, 28 October 2016

And then it hit me. I'm looking for more phrases just like that.

There's a moment in every story for...
"and then it hit me..."

"And then the back of my head blew off"

"And then my jaw dropped.
Smashing my keyboard."

I was surprised.

It took my breath away.

I was shocked. Astonished.

Suspend your disbelief...

A bolt from the blue. Out of the blue.

And then it happened.

I was caught unawares. Taken unawares.

Here's the credibility gap.

I did a double take.

It was a bombshell.

My eyes were on stalks.

I jumped out of my skin.

A shot in the arm...

This will knock your socks off. Blew my socks off.

Knock me down with a feather.

Lo and behold.

It was a 9 day wonder.

Words failed me or wonders never ceased.

There's no accounting for taste.

I was struck dumb, and stopped dead in my tracks.

Rooted to the spot, it raised our eyebrows.

A-ha, it's a eureka moment

I gasped.

And then hit hit me. And then it struck me. And then I realised.

It took my breath away.

My eyes widened.

Brainwave. Lightbulb.

Ding! Boom, bing, bada bing,

And the penny dropped, et voila, suddenly, I got it, I had it, I copped on.

Say what!

Update: thanks for extras to @dartacus, @PaulBovey, @luddlite - credits in comments below

Did I miss any? Got any more? I'd love to hear it in the comments below, thanks.

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1 comment:

  1. If you've got any that I've missed, thanks for leaving me a message here!
    I also need to...
    Look up idioms for surprise, breathtaking, shock
    Look up reverse dictionary: surprise, breathtaking, shock, jawdropping,
    Look up phrases meaning surprise, shock, jawdropping


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