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Slang definitions & phrases for see stars

see stars

verb phrase

To be knocked unconscious: boxer seeing stars

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • You cannot see stars in the daytime on earth, yet you could see them in the daytime on the airless moon.

    Common Science Carleton W. Washburne
  • It was strange now to see stars all the time, and the moon in the place of the sun.

    The Land of the Long Night Paul du Chaillu
  • We cannot see stars fainter than the sixth magnitude with the naked eye.

    A Field Book of the Stars William Tyler Olcott
  • That old fox will contrive to make them think they see stars in broad midday.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • You know you can see stars even in the daytime from the bottom of a well.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • When she puts it there I see stars, then myriads of stars, then, oh!

    A Cathedral Courtship Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • If ever this falls on a Tory's head it is my opinion that he will see stars.

    The First Capture Harry Castlemon
  • Where we see only the confused light of the Milky Way, they see stars.

    The Life of Mazzini Bolton King
  • Guilty or innocent, he makes them all see stars in the cause of public order.

    The Inspector-General Nicolay Gogol
Idioms and Phrases with see stars

see stars

Perceive flashing lights, especially after a blow to one's head. For example, A swinging door hit me and I really saw stars. [ Late 1800s ]
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