what does it mean, the shooting with/of the lights out?
March 23, 2008 8:30 AM Subscribe
what's the origin / meaning of the phrase "he's shooting [playing?] lights out"?
posted by garfy3 to writing & language (19 answers total)
searching this on the internet(s) is, well, problematic, as i seem to encounter thousands of uses of this phrase, but can't seem to find an origin story.
i assume it could mean, "she's shooting so well the lights could be off and she'd still be making the shots." or perhaps "she's shooting so well it's like she's knocking out individual light-bulbs."
i am strangely curious as to the origins of this phrase. thanks.