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lights Line breaks: lights
Pronunciation: /lʌɪts/

Definition of lights in English:

plural noun

The lungs of sheep, pigs, or bullocks, used as food, especially for pets.

Phrases

punch someone's lights out

1
Beat someone up: the last time he called me that, I’d attempted to punch his lights out
More example sentences
  • They always had to talk about beating someone up or punching their lights out.
  • I felt like punching his lights out and beating him to a bloody pulp!
  • Vinnie Jones used to get a feeling seconds before punching someone's lights out.

Origin

Middle English: use of light2 as a noun (so named because of their lightness). Compare with lung.

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