Out like a light

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Out like a light : Phrases


Fast asleep; suddenly unconscious.


After a 12-hour shift, nurse Trudy came home and she was
out like a light in no time at all.


In the American 20th century, when the wonders of electricity spread across the land, people could turn on and shut off lights with just a flick of a switch. By the middle of the century,
out like a light was a way of saying that a person had fallen asleep very quickly.
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