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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

to seem to see bright flashes of light in front of your eyes Corky hit his head hard enough to see stars.
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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

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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