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shoot the lights out

To perform exceptionally well; to completely dominate one's opponent. After shooting the lights out on Saturday night, the Mavericks have a chance at the playoffs for the first time in nearly 30 years.
See also: lights, out, shoot
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While Yap shot the lights out from downtown-making seven out of his 10 attempts-en route to a game-high 30 points, Simon did his damage in a variety of ways for a 28-point outing, most of which came in the fourth quarter,