light out


verb

(intr, adverb) informal to depart quickly, as if being chased

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Idioms and Phrases with light out

light out

Leave hastily, run away, as in Here comes the teacher—let's light out. This slangy idiom may allude to the nautical sense, that is, to move or lift anything along. [Slang; mid-1800s]

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