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flash off

To abruptly turn or go off, as of lights. As the man laughed manically, the lights in the haunted house flashed off, and we all screamed.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flash off

[for a light] to go off suddenly. (See also flash on.) The light flashed off and it was dark for a few minutes. When the lights flashed off, I was setting my watch.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The first ball of Archer's fifth and final over of his opening spell, also at Smith, was the quickest of the morning, 88mph and flashed off the blade for four through point.
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Keatings drifted inside two tackles to rifle in a shot that was veering wide until it flashed off the forehead of defender Lee Ashcroft and high into the net.
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Gervinho played in Gibbs, again marauding to good effect down the left, and the full-back's low cross flashed off the outstretched boot of Clyne and past Davis.
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Application of the clearcoat caused an initial decrease in ion viscosity followed by an increase as solvent flashed off. After the panel was placed in the oven, normal curing behavior occurred.
Michael Stewart's bursting run to meet a great David Obua ball from the right looked perfect but his shot across Tomas Cerny flashed off a post.
He knew it was a winner the second it flashed off his racquet.
From a swift free-kick, Jamie Williams set up an unmarked Lee Darlison to drill a low cross-shot from the left and the ball flashed off Church full-back Gareth Dav-ies past young keeper Lee Brown.
Kelly rampaged past his marker on the right, drove in to the penalty area, and surprised the visiting defence - who had been waiting for the cross - with a powerful shot which flashed off the near post into the net.
He drove a car just as fast as mine, but he had a gadget that made a very loud noise and pretty lights that flashed off and on.
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