lights out


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light out

To flee hastily; to clear out or depart quickly. We lit out for the safe house as soon as we heard the police sirens in the distance. Everyone else started to light out of there when the manager announced he would be taking volunteers for weekend work.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lights out

1. n. bedtime. It’s lights out, kids. Radios off, too!
2. n. death; time to die. (Underworld.) It’s lights out for you, chum.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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