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    phrase - strike a light

    What does the phrase "Strike a light" mean?
    I only found that it is an old exclamation only really heard as a tong-in-cheek Cockney phrase nowadays.


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    Re: phrase - strike a light

    Quote Originally Posted by lukre View Post
    What does the phrase "Strike a light" mean?
    I only found that it is an old exclamation only really heard as a tongue-in-cheek Cockney phrase nowadays.
    It is a general exclamation of astonishment, like "Blow me down". There is a remote possibility it is rhyming slang for "sh[ite]", but like so many of these phrases, it is almost impossible to be precise.

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    Re: phrase - strike a light

    Thank you, Anglika!

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