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To turn something on, typically a switch. A noun or pronoun can be used between "flick" and "on." As soon as I flicked on the light, I could see that the house had been robbed.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
flick something on
to turn something on, using a toggle switch. Mary came into the room and flicked the light on. Please flick on the light.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
To activate by switch; switch on: We flicked on the lights and entered the attic. Flick the heat on when you get home.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.