punch someone's lights out

punch (one's) lights out

To render one unconscious with a punch. A: "Oh man, what happened?" B: "Well, you and Bart were fighting, and then Bart punched your lights out." Wow, you're strong—you could punch someone's lights out no problem!
See also: lights, out, punch

punch someone's lights out

beat someone up.
See also: lights, out, punch
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CURTIS WOODHOUSE would rather punch someone's lights out than partner Steve Gerrard for England,writes FRANK WIECHULA.