punch someone's lights out

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of punch someone's lights out

informal
:to hit someone's face hard with a fist
  • It's a good thing he's not here, or I'd punch his lights out.

Word by Word Definitions

punch play
  1. : a tool usually in the form of a short rod of steel that is variously shaped at one end for different operations (such as forming, perforating, embossing, or cutting)

  2. : a short tapering steel rod for driving the heads of nails below a surface

  3. : a steel die faced with a letter in relief that is forced into a softer metal to form an intaglio matrix from which foundry type is cast

  1. : prod, poke

  2. : drive, herd

  3. : to strike with a forward thrust especially of the fist

  1. : the action of punching

  2. : a quick blow with or as if with the fist

  3. : effective energy or forcefulness

  1. : a hot or cold drink that is usually a combination of hard liquor, wine, or beer and nonalcoholic beverages

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

lights play
  1. : the lungs especially of a slaughtered animal

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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