Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Idea"

The meaning of "Idea" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does high-flying ideas mean?
A: "High-flying ideas" are ideas that sound wonderful but may not be possible to do.
Q: What does warm the idea mean?
A: I've never heard anyone use "warm the idea" but I have heard "warm up to the idea" which is when you're originally against an idea but you start to slowly like the idea later on.
Q: What does Hardly any idea about the United States economy is as entrenched as the one about how old-fashioned, long-term jobs have disappeared. mean?
A: It is saying that there is no other idea about the United States economy that is as ingrained in one's mind than the idea that "old-fashioned, long-term jobs have disappeared".
Q: What does tossed out the idea in a white paper mean?
A: That phrase basically means that a particular idea was said, or in this case, written.

A similar phrase is often used in English: "tossed out there", and it basically means that some idea, phrase, thought, etc. was made public. Does this make sense?

Also as an addition, a white paper is a type of written piece that focuses on technical aspects, specifically relating to a certain subject(s).
Q: What does speaks to (as in "it is an interesting idea and speaks to many things that we live each day but can never quite put our finger on.") mean?
A: It means that this idea is something that makes sense and can be related to other things.

For example: "The idea of freedom speaks to me"
It means that freedom is something desired and understood to the person whom it speaks to

I hope this helps it's very difficult to explain :)

Example sentences using "Idea"

Q: Please show me example sentences with be keen on the idea
not too keen on
.
A: No problem! Glad to help.

Yes, that’s exactly what it means!
Q: Please show me example sentences with How about buying a big fan then? 
That’s a good idea, but not a big one because they suck up electricity too much.

I was wondering if THEY can be used or THEY need to be changed as IT.
Does it mean It= a big fan, they= big fans?

Thanks.
.
A: In this context, “they” should be used since it is referring to all big fans as a generalization :)
Q: Please show me example sentences with 1.I don't know
2.I have no idea.
A: i don’t know is more straightforward and simple. i have no idea puts more emphasis on the fact that you don’t know and kinda exaggerates the point.

ex) teacher asks a question
i don’t know the answer - seems more reserved, polite
i have no idea - seems almost sarcastic, a bit rude

ex) working on homework with friend. friend asks for help
i don’t know - seems reserved
i have no idea! - adds more personality, seems a bit funny, sarcastic, emphasizes that you are just as lost as them
Q: Please show me example sentences with Some would claim... while the idea... is still held by some other..
A: Some would claim the earth is round while the idea that the earth is flat is still held by some other people.
Q: Please show me example sentences with The idea is that.
A: A: Why would they build an airport so far away from the city?
B: The idea is that less people will have to be disturbed by the noise of airplanes coming and going.

Synonyms of "Idea" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between "It seems like a good idea" and "It sounds like a good idea" ?
A: The first one is past tense and the second is present these.

"Sounded like a good idea"
And
"Seemed like a good idea"
Mean the same thing.
Q: What is the difference between have no idea about and have no idea of and have no idea with ?
A: @Emma_Eliot Ok I just looked into it and it seems that 'have an idea of' is grammatically incorrect. However you will hear it. I would say just use 'have an idea about', and know that some people might say 'of', but it means the same thing.
Q: What is the difference between ideas and ideals and The ideas/ideals of terrorism ?
A: Ideas = Thoughts / Philosophy / Dogma. Ideals = Goals / Perfect result.
Q: What is the difference between idea and notion ?
A: A notion is an idea which is more subtle, intuitive, or more of a hunch.

Why did you think it was down this street? Oh, just a notion.

Any idea which way we should go?
Any notion of which way we should go?

Once I get lost, I lose all notion of time.

I have no notion of time.

I give up any notion that I know where it is.
Q: What is the difference between any ideas will be welcomed and any ideas are welcome ?
A: "Any ideas are welcome" means feel free to give an idea.
"Any ideas will be welcomed" means the same thing, but is used less often.

Translations of "Idea"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I have no idea
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? あなたのファッションを参考(さんこう)にする I'm getting some ideas of your fashion for myself.(?) I would like to say さんこうin English.
A: What you said is fine :)

“I’m getting some ideas from your fashion”

or
“I’m inspired by your fashion”
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "la idea de denunciar el racismo"
A: it would be "in great interest" so it would be something of high importance or something that would be highly recommended
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? i'm strongly against This idea
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? how to express the idea that you buy some products by weighing them and caculate the money
A: You could probably say "the section where items are priced by weight".

Other questions about "Idea"

Q: I haven't conveyed my whole idea yet does this sound natural?
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Q: Please show me how to pronounce good idea!.
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Q: ​‎I don’t get the idea of this video!
Why it’s weird to call teachers by their first names?
A: you normally call a teacher by their last name. for example Mr.Harris, or Ms.Erickson, Mrs.Davis. it's a respect thing. first names are when you're friends or close.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce I thought it was a good idea .
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Q: Maybe now you think I’m smart and reliable, but please don’t get the wrong idea. Although people always think me as such, I really looks like a place of junk actually. does this sound natural?
A: You might think I'm a smart and reliable person, but please don't get the wrong idea. Although people always think me as such, I am actually like a piece of junk.

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