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To be dazed or rendered unconscious by a blow to the head, sometimes perceiving actual flashing lights as a result. He didn't look that tough to me, but I saw stars when he punched me in the face. He ran straight into a steel beam and was seeing stars for several minutes.
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see stars

Fig. to seem to see flashing lights after receiving a blow to the head. I saw stars when I bumped my head on the attic ceiling. The little boy saw stars when he fell headfirst onto the concrete.
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see stars

Perceive flashing lights, especially after a blow to one's head. For example, A swinging door hit me and I really saw stars. [Late 1800s]
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see stars

see flashes of light, especially as a result of being hit on the head.
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see ˈstars

(informal) see small bright lights for a few moments, for example after being hit on the head: There was a bang. I saw stars, and the next thing I knew, I was lying on the kitchen floor.
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see stars

tv. to be (knocked) unconscious. I saw stars for a few seconds, and then someone threw cold water in my face.
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