be out like a light


be out like a light
be/go out like a ˈlight idiom
(informal) to go to sleep very quickly

She returned to bed and went out like a light.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • out like a light — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Fast asleep; to sleep very quickly. * /Tom got so much fresh air and exercise that he went out like a light as soon as he lay down./ * /As soon as the lights were turned off, Johnny was out like a light./ 2. In a faint; …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out like a light — {adj. phr.}, {informal} 1. Fast asleep; to sleep very quickly. * /Tom got so much fresh air and exercise that he went out like a light as soon as he lay down./ * /As soon as the lights were turned off, Johnny was out like a light./ 2. In a faint; …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Out Like a Light — Live album by John Scofield Released 1993 (US …   Wikipedia

  • out like a light — informal 1 : ↑asleep As soon as my head hit the pillow, I was out like a light. 2 : ↑unconscious He took one punch to the jaw and was out like a light. • • • Main Entry: ↑light …   Useful english dictionary

  • out like a light — If you are out like a light, you fall fast asleep …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • out\ like\ a\ light — adj. phr. informal 1. Fast asleep; to sleep very quickly. Tom got so much fresh air and exercise that he went out like a light as soon as he lay down. As soon as the lights were turned off, Johnny was out like a light. 2. In a faint; unconscious …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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. □ I closed my eyes and was out like a light in no time at all. 2. mod. heavily alcohol intoxicated. □ Those guys are really… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • out like a light —    If you are out like a light, you fall fast asleep.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If a person is out like a light, they are so tired that they fall asleep very quickly.     As soon as his head touched the pillow, he was out like a… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • out like a light — in a deep sleep or unconscious. Stu was out like a light, so I threw a blanket on him and turned out the light …   New idioms dictionary

  • out like a light — after a day at the beach, these kids will be out like a light by eight o clock Syn: asleep, unconscious, comatose; informal out cold, dead to the world …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • out like a light — adjective Asleep or unconscious, particularly if this has occurred suddenly and the sleep is deep. Once she received anesthesia, she was out like a light …   Wiktionary


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