out like a light

idiom

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.

Examples of out like a light in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the time the hypnotist got to number one, Bonnell was out like a light. Emily Latimer, Longreads, 25 Jan. 2024

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“Out like a light.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20like%20a%20light. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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