punch (one's) lights out

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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
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punch someone's lights out

Sl. to knock someone out with a fist. You had better stop that, or I will punch your lights out! Do you want me to punch your lights out?
See also: lights, out, punch
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

punch someone's lights out

beat someone up.
See also: lights, out, punch
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punch someone’s lights out

tv. to knock someone out; to close someone’s eyes with a hard blow. Shut up, or I’ll punch your lights out.
See also: lights, out, punch
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In the same way that if you're going to get sent off in football, it might as well be for punching someone's lights out as for two measly cautions for not retreating at a free-kick and kicking the ball away, if you're going to be hauled up for swearing during a tennis game, don't let them do you for calling him a flamin' cheat or a blinking rotter, do what Murray did and call him f*** useless.