out like a light


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out like a light

Unconscious or in a deep, insensible sleep. Likened to a boxer who has been knocked out. I didn't even hear you come in last night. I was so tired that I was out like a light as soon as my head hit the pillow. On his 21st birthday, Mike's friends gave him so much to drink that he was out like a light by 10 PM. The rowdy customer was out like a light when the bouncer punched him in the head.
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out like a light

see under out cold.
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out like a light

If someone is out like a light, they are very deeply asleep. Dad gently closed the door again. `She's out like a light,' I heard him whisper to my anxious mother. Note: You can say that someone goes out like a light to mean that they fall quickly and deeply asleep. I was so tired — I went out like a light.
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out like a light

1. mod. unconscious or sleeping soundly. I fell and hit my head. I was out like a light for two minutes, they tell me.
2. mod. heavily alcohol intoxicated. All four of them drank till they were out like a light.
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