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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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"One of the major reasons is because all the vegetation has been removed and soil compacted by the hooves of the sheep and water just flashes off the pasture."
If pH is too low, chlorine flashes off, reducing the ability to sanitize the water.
The IBIX machines are much easier to use than Kellogg's previous method, and the sodium bicarbonate abrasive automatically flashes off when the ovens are heated.
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Parker has filled in on sports flashes off and on for only six months, but she said she gets more recognized for that than for her work on NESN's "SportsDesk."
One evening, we tried turning the flashes off and using flashlights as the source of light.
This stage is unvented, so moisture flashes off when the mix falls into a second twin-screw extruder, which is counter-rotating, 133-mm diam., and 36:1 L/D.
Try some 20,000 baying spectators, a bowler sprinting in to aim a quarter- pound rock-hard missile at the batsman's head, a fielder diving to catch the ball as it flashes off the bat.
THE SRU got it right in listening to the fans when they binned the purple flashes off the Scotland kit, opted for blue and white, and made the Thistle a wee bit bigger.
After the solvent flashes off the inner, the Arathane polyurethane is meter mixed in a 1:1 resin-to-hardener ratio by volume and applied around the panel perimeter as well as across the center of the part.
After the solvent flashes off the inner, the Arathane AW 8680/HW 8685 PUR is meter-mixed in a 1:1 resin-to-hardener ratio by volume in Leer's automated dispensing equipment.
Pratt, director for WearDated branded programs, explained that the process is a heat-refining procedure that flashes off stray fibers.
This draws almost a complete vacuum on the product, lowering the boiling point of its moisture to the point where the excess moisture flashes off, which restores the product to its original composition.
Heptane has the highest volatility of the four; in actual use, it flashes off, or evaporates, most quickly.
Glare flashes off car trimmings and the air shimmers purplish with petrol fumes.