lights-out lights-out

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a prescribed bedtime
  2. (n) (military) signal to turn the lights out

Usage(s):

  • Even at Oklahoma! the playgoers showed up with transistor sets, listening with earplugs, and at nearby San Quentin the warden postponed the lights-out of 11:15 p.

News

Quotes

  1. "Maryland is playing lights-out basketball," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "They played as well against us tonight as anybody has played against us all year. I think they could go against anybody."
    on Feb 28, 2007 By: Mike Krzyzewski Source: USA Today

  2. "Johnny threw great," Rolen said. "He's been consistent all year. Obviously he was lights-out early. He's going out there deep into the game -- [into the] sixth, seventh and eighth inning. Any time you do that, you've got a chance to win."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Scott Rolen Source: TSN

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