light into
phrasal to attack forcefully <
I lit into that food until I'd finished off the heel of the loaf — Helen Eustis
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  • light into — (N. Amer. informal) 1 we started lighting into our attackers.: See set on at set1. 2 my father lit into me for being late.: See scold verb. → light * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • light\ into — • lay into • light into v informal 1. To attack physically; go at vigorously. The two fighters laid into each other as soon as the bell rang. John loves Italian food and he really laid into the spaghetti. Syn.: pitch into, sail into 2. slang To… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • light into — verb a) To attack physically. [H]e lit into that horse with his whip. b) To attack verbally; scold. Father grabbed the two guns and told me to light into the other man. I jumped on him and started choking him …   Wiktionary

  • light into — Synonyms and related words: ambush, assail, assault, attack, blitz, bushwhack, come at, come down on, crack down on, descend on, descend upon, dive into, draw first blood, enter on, enter upon, fall on, fall to, fall upon, gang up on, get busy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • light into — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. rebuke, blame, assault; see censure , scold . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Informal. To set upon with violent force: aggress, assail, assault, attack, beset, fall on (or upon), go at, have at, sail into, storm, strike.… …   English dictionary for students

  • light into — informal 1) we started lighting into our attackers See set on, set upon at set I 2) my father lit into me for being late See scold 1 …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • light into — N. Amer. informal criticize severely; attack. → light …   English new terms dictionary

  • light into — See: LAY INTO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • light into — See: LAY INTO …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Light into Dark — Infobox Album Name = Light Into Dark Type = Compilation album Artist = Various artists Released = April 12, 1989 Recorded = 1988 1989 Genre = Alternative rock Length = Label = Halo Records Producer = Chronology = Smashing Pumpkins Last album =… …   Wikipedia

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