Meaning of light into in English:

light into

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phrasal verb

informal North American
  • light into someoneCriticize someone severely; attack.

    • ‘he lit into him for his indiscretion’
    • ‘One student said something to the effect of ‘everyone calm down’ and then Zack lit into that guy.’
    • ‘He lit into the head of his National Security Forces.’
    • ‘The magazine gleefully lit into its competitors in its May 14 issue, but it makes its own share of blunders.’
    • ‘But instead I sighed and got up and stepped into the fray to mediate, whereupon grandma entered and lit into me.’
    • ‘She made the mistake of looking up to make a cruel statement when Nicolette saw her face and lit in to her more.’
    scold, berate, upbraid, castigate, censure, condemn, lambast, criticize, reprimand, rebuke, chide, reprove, admonish, harangue, take to task, lay into, rant at, rave at, rail at, revile, fulminate against, call over the coals, haul over the coals
    assault, set upon, fall on, attack, assail, turn on, lash out at, round on, strike, beat
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