shoot the lights

shoot the lights

To drive through red traffic lights without stopping. Police first began pursuit of the car after it shot the lights on 5th and Main.
See also: lights, shoot

shoot the ˈlights

(informal) go through red traffic lights: In this city people shoot the lights all the time.
See also: lights, shoot
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Unfortunately, we didn't turn out and shoot the lights out.
Against Uruguay, Hendrick didn't exactly shoot the lights out in the central position of a forward three behind lone striker Jon Walters.
If there's one thing Marcio Lassiter did to ease the pain of their Game 3 loss to Ginebra, it was shoot the lights out.
Wilson said: "You expect Rory to shoot the lights out every time he tees up but I've got to go out and do my own thing and not let it affect me.
But overnight he trails Dutch leader Joost Luiten by six shots and admitted: "I have got to shoot the lights out of the course in the final round and that's the difficulty.
The third quarter saw a resurgent Mitsubishi Team as Kherman Brynt Duay started to heat up and shoot the lights out, scattering 4-4 from the field with an 8-0 burst.
Having said that, I'm giving the talented colt one more chance to shoot the lights out.
JOHN HIGGINS and Ali Carter have both made 147 breaks in major televised sporting competitions and the duo could shoot the lights out in today's Betfair Masters firstround clash at Alexandra Palace, writes Mark Langdon.
Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers, said: "The numbers certainly fail to shoot the lights out, but there are signs of improvement.
On the bill are SHOOT THE LIGHTS OUT, ROBOT YOUTH, THE FILTH, NO WAY, FUNHOUSE, AMAZING SPACEFROGS and IAN JACKSON.
He has great basketball skills, can absolutely shoot the lights out, and more importantly has great court awareness.
I started the day thinking I'd have to shoot the lights out to have a chance,'' said the 28-year-old Abergavenny-born golfer.
If it's a night where they just shoot the lights out and we're playing hard from beginning to end and it's just not our night, I can accept that.
The appeal of hedge funds is that, although there is no guarantee they'll shoot the lights out, the fact that they are lightly regulated and use sophisticated, if risky, strategies, they can offer the prospect of absolute gains regardless of the of the direction of the markets.
WHILE Galway can't be expected to shoot the lights out every day on the back of their destruction of Tipp, they can't afford to flatter to deceive on the back of it as they have so often in the past.