from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A signal or command to extinguish lights for the night.
- n. Bedtime.
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- n. Alternative form of lights-out.
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of light out.
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A dozen times or more, they unearthed the TV from behind the toolshed, late at night, with the lights out and quilts pinned over the windows.
"Well, Nick Bamba came over Friday night," Qwilleran began, "and we were having a quiet evening with the lights out and loaded firearms across our knees, in case anything happened, when Koko suddenly started making an ungodly fuss.
Punching his older self’s lights out still seemed like a good plan.
If his older selfdid remain here in the twentieth century, Justin still intended to punch his lights out the first chance he got.