that's an idea

that's an idea
spoken
used for saying that you think what someone has suggested is good

"I'm going to have some breakfast, aren't you?" "That's an idea."


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • that's the idea — You have understood the point • • • Main Entry: ↑idea * * * that’s the idea spoken phrase used for telling someone that they are doing something correctly or well You use the white ball to hit the red ball into the pocket. That’s the idea!… …   Useful english dictionary

  • that's an idea — That plan, suggestion, etc is worth considering • • • Main Entry: ↑idea * * * that’s an idea spoken phrase used for saying that you think what someone has suggested is good ‘I’m going to have some breakfast, aren’t you?’ ‘That’s an idea.’… …   Useful english dictionary

  • that's an idea! — ˈthat s an idea! idiom (informal) used to reply in a positive way to a suggestion that sb has made • Hey, that s an idea! And we could get a band, as well. Main entry: ↑ideaidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • that's the idea! — ˈthat s the idea! idiom (informal) used to encourage people and to tell them that they are doing sth right • That s the idea! You re doing fine. Main entry: ↑ideaidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • that's the idea — spoken used for telling someone that they are doing something correctly or well You use the white ball to hit the red ball into the pocket. That s the idea! …   English dictionary

  • that's the idea — informal that s right. → idea …   English new terms dictionary

  • that's the idea — that s the issue, that shows that , that is exactly what is being demonstrated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Idea — I*de a, n.; pl. {Ideas}. [L. idea, Gr. ?, fr. ? to see; akin to E. wit: cf. F. id[ e]e. See {Wit}.] 1. The transcript, image, or picture of a visible object, that is formed by the mind; also, a similar image of any object whatever, whether… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Idea — Plato, one of the first philosophers to discuss ideas in detail. For other uses, see Idea (disambiguation). In the most narrow sense, an idea is just whatever is before the mind when one thinks. Very often, ideas are construed as representational …   Wikipedia

  • Idea of Progress — This article is about the theory that scientific and social progress improves the human condition. For the concept of Progress in the abstract, see Progress (history). In historiography, the Idea of Progress is the theory that advances in… …   Wikipedia

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