Deer in the headlight

Posted by ESC on April 27, 2007

In Reply to: Deer in the headlight posted by Anchana on April 27, 2007

: I want to know what the phrase "deer in the headlight" means.

It's literal. A deer is crossing the highway and a car is coming. The headlights of the vehicle will cause the deer to "freeze." Too scared to get out of the way. It is a very hazardous situation and deer are known as the most dangerous animal in the United States because of the resulting wrecks.