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Re: "To Light Into"

Posted by S. Ryan on March 06, 2003

In Reply to: Re: "To Light Into" posted by ESC on March 06, 2003

: : Any idea as to the origin of the phrasal verb "to light into"? Thanks in advance for any help.

: I'll have to research the origin. The meaning is to fight someone -- go at him/her with fists flying.

: Agreed with ECS and not sure of origin, but of course, "to light out" has a different meaning, as in to leave, head out or depart in a hurry.