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lightning rod

noun

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lights are on but no one's home

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lights down

  • commonly used southern US term (Louisiana) means closed.
    The grocery store is lights down.

    Last edited on Mar 24 2009. Submitted by Johnny C. on Mar 24 2009.

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lights on but nobody's home

adjective

  • "eyes are open but the person isn't responding to stimuli."
    Person 1: Since he came back from the war, he's been having fugue states.

    Person 2: What are fugue states?

    Person 1: Well, I'm not sure how they work, but basically his eyes are open but he doesn't respond to anything. Lights on but nobody's home.

    Last edited on Oct 02 2015. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 02 2015.

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lights out

noun

  • time to go to bed.
    Lights out in five minutes!
                          

                                            

    Citation from "Happiness", Wilfred (TV), Season 1 Episode 1 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jul 26 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 31 2009.

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light up

verb - ambitransitive

  • to set flame to a smoking device, such as a cigarette or pipe.
    Hey man, get over here. Want to light up?

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Nov 15 2011.

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lightweight

noun

  • a person whose tolerance of alcohol or drugs is low.
    He's a lightweight. He only drank 2 beers.
                                                                      

    Citation from "Stone Dead", Raines (TV), Season 1 Episode 4 (2007) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                       

                            

                                                                

    Citation from "Mind Over Murder", Family Guy (TV), Season 1 Episode 4 (1999) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 28 2011. Submitted by me from UK on May 21 1999.

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like

  • Californian/"Valley Girl" in origin, but unlike other Valley Girl slang, persists in usage to the present day.

    Last edited on Jan 18 2000. Submitted by Derek D. from Astoria, NY, USA on Jan 18 2000.

  • introduction to dramatic or emotionally-charged event.
    My dad was, like, "You get in here right now!"
    Cyrus got so scared he, like, pissed his pants.

    Last edited on Mar 10 2014. Submitted by Beyhan T. from Bethesda, MD, USA on Jan 31 2006.

  • or onomatopoeic sound.
    And when I started the car, the engine was, like, ggggrrreeeahhghhhh.

    Last edited on Jan 31 2006. Submitted by Beyhan T. from Bethesda, MD, USA on Jan 31 2006.

interjection

  • a pause word in speech.
    Like, we were, like, just hanging, you know?
    We went to the party, and she was like, all pissed and stuff.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Citation from "Oh Louie / Tickets", Louie (TV), Season 2 Episode 7 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Citation from "Halloween / Ellie", Louie (TV), Season 2 Episode 10 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                    

    Citation from "Chapter 8", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 2 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 15 2011. Submitted by Derek D. from Astoria, NY, USA on Jan 18 2000.

  • to say.
    He was like, "Why did you say that?''
    And I was, like, 'No way, dude!'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Citation from "Halloween / Ellie", Louie (TV), Season 2 Episode 10 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    Citation from "Chapter 7", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 1 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                        

                                                 

                                                               

    Citation from "Blue Jeans", Born to Die (2012 album), Lana Del Rey blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 20 2013. Submitted by Amanda T. from PA, USA on May 01 2004.

  • a pause word in speech that is near - but not to be confused with - one of the traditional meanings of the word, which is "similar to". (In the citations below, the person is asking if someone is something, not similar to something.)
                                                                                     

    Citation from "Party Down Company Picnic", Party Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 7 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Citation from "Francine's Flashback", American Dad (TV), Season 1 Episode 4 (2005) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 03 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 03 2011.

verb - transitive

  • to believe that a suspect has likely committed a particular crime being investigated. Police slang.
                                                    

    Citation from "Meet Juan Doe", Raines (TV), Season 1 Episode 2 (2007) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 01 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jan 01 2011.

  • to be romantically interested in.
                                                                                                                                                                           

    Citation from "Chitty Chitty Death Bang", Family Guy (TV), Season 1 Episode 3 (1999) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 16 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Dec 16 2011.

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like 10 motherfuckers

  • This phrase got passed around Fort Knox by G.I.s and slowly over-used in the surrounding towns and counties. It is used as a lazy way of upgrading the status of a procedure or a description of something.
    I gotta pee like ten motherfuckers!
    That dude is smart like ten motherfuckers.
    I just worked like ten motherfuckers.
    It's hot like ten motherfuckers out here.

    Last edited on Sep 13 2002. Submitted by Tim G. from KY, USA on Sep 13 2002.

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