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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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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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He was particularly called out for flashing off the dirty finger.
I was walking on the people path along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia's famous Fairmount Park, among the blushing cherry blossom trees and the sun flashing off the river like diamonds, when I saw a man with his dog crouched behind a bush, eyeing a gaggle of geese munching on the grass.
Meanwhile, the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa has only recently left New Jersey when it is inundated with multiple emergency beacons flashing off the coast.
But Jack Rodwell's 82nd minute miss -- flashing off target when he just needed to stay calm -- seemed to drain all belief not only on the terraces, but also on the field.
And as for Peter flashing off his codpiece in the first episode, the least said about that disturbing image the better.
BEIRUT: Perched on the edge of Zaitunay Bay, the elevated lounge at Mywaterfront is the perfect setting to take in the Mediterranean sunset, its glow flashing off the harbor and the Beirut Central District skyline, champagne glass in manicured hand.
One of the smaller types of tit, this nervous bird flits on to and then quickly off the feeder, staying only the briefest of moments to collect a solitary seed before flashing off to the safety of the nearby undergrowth.
Raiders stole lead flashing off the roof of Holyhead RNLI Station
And it isn't the only time fans have seen her flashing off her flesh.
"I just wish I could stop crying, but I keep remembering the light flashing off the long blade of the knife as he pushed it at me," Mrs Robson said.
Whether it was fighting in the pool of the fantastic Carrington mansion, flashing off their top-of-the range motors, or out-shouldering each other with their shoulderpads, the two protagonists did it beautifully.
The trio were disturbed by the homeowner as they lifted lead flashing off the roof of a house in Crowberry Lane in the quiet village of Barton-under-Needwood, near Lichfield, at around 7am on May 26.
The process involves feeding the sheets of chipboard under a glue application roller and then flashing off the water from this water-based adhesive to leave the base catalyst to allow the printed paper to be stuck to the chipboard.
And it has got to be the fab Fifties fashion flashing off store rails like greased lightning.
There is Norman Parkinson's portrait of Margaret Thatcher in 1981, at the height of her parliamentary pomp, with a starburst of light flashing off one spangled earring.