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Definition of lights on but nobody's home

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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Other terms relating to 'but':

Definitions include: acronym for "all but dissertation".
Definitions include: to be okay; not a big concern.
Definitions include: a student who has completed all parts of advanced education with the exception of completing, presenting, and defending their dissertation.
Definitions include: to almost happen, but not.
Definitions include: everything.
Definitions include: A person walking towards you that looks attractive until they get closer.
Definitions include: appearing last in some list, but not because it's the least important item on the list.
Definitions include: alive but brain-dead.
Definitions include: acronym for "lights on but nobody home", an insulting notation used by doctors in the UK on medical charts.
Definitions include: Silent But Deadly.
Definitions include: particularly smelly flatulence.
Definitions include: particularly smelly flatulence.

Other terms relating to 'home':

Definitions include: to earn an income.
Definitions include: Newfoundland
Definitions include: Newfoundlander
Definitions include: as a guest, to eat an excessive amount.
Definitions include: "Go home, you're drunk," as a drunk person might say it.
Definitions include: see home run.
Definitions include: friend.
Definitions include: a close friend.
Definitions include: home is where the horror is
Definitions include: a simple minded person, never cognizant of the world around them; MORON.
Definitions include: In the "sexual contact as baseball achievement" metaphor, means sexual intercourse.
Definitions include: friend.
Definitions include: a good friend; "home boy".
Definitions include: a good friend.
Definitions include: a person who has an affair with a married person.

Other terms relating to 'light':

Definitions include: slang for Bhangra (an Indian dance where the hands are raised in the air in a twisting motion).
Definitions include: to imitate competitors.
Definitions include: to generate more heated discussion than figurative illumination (i.e. insight.)
Definitions include: to approve a plan.
Definitions include: a girl who flashes her breasts.
Definitions include: erect nipples.
Definitions include: it's the end / death of something.
Definitions include: to punch someone until they are unconscious.
Definitions include: alive but brain-dead.
Definitions include: commonly used southern US term (Louisiana) means closed.
Definitions include: time to go to bed.
Definitions include: to set flame to a smoking device, such as a cigarette or pipe.
Definitions include: acronym for "lights on but nobody home", an insulting notation used by doctors in the UK on medical charts.
Definitions include: "Natural Light" brand beer.
Definitions include: to turn off a source of light.

Other terms relating to 'nobody':

Definitions include: an extreme amount.
Definitions include: acronym for "lights on but nobody home", an insulting notation used by doctors in the UK on medical charts.
Definitions include: a non-notable person.
Definitions include: an intelligent person.

Other terms relating to 'on':

Definitions include: seemingly accidental but with a secret motive.
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.
Definitions include: See on (one's) plate.
Definitions include: useless.
Definitions include: absolutely futile; pointless, worthless, inept or absurd; good-for-nothing or idiotic.
Definitions include: doing better after an unfavorable event.
Definitions include: returned to one's meth or crack addiction.
Definitions include: to insult for fun; "make fun of".
Definitions include: to leave (a relationship) or abandon.
Definitions include: to attempt to attract verbally; "hit on".
Definitions include: to test something before it is released or presented.
Definitions include: See barge in.
Definitions include: used to describe a person that is angry and is scolding at someone.
Definitions include: to be involved with.
Definitions include: to be present in large numbers.

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