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lightning /ˈlaɪtnɪŋ/  

  • noun
    [noncount] :the flashes of light that are produced in the sky during a storm
    a bolt of lightning = a lightning bolt
    a flash of lightning
    The tree was hit/struck by lightning. = The tree was hit by a lightning strike. - compare thundersee also heat lightning
    catch/capture lightning in a bottle
    chiefly US :to succeed in a way that is very lucky or unlikely
    He caught lightning in a bottle with the success of his very first book.
    lightning never strikes (the same place) twice
    used to say that a very unusual event is not likely to happen again to the same person or in the same place;
    like (greased) lightning
    informal :very quickly
    The news traveled across the country like lightning.
    moving like greased lightning
    always used before a noun
    moving or done very quickly
    thoughts moving at lightning speed

    * Các từ tương tự:
    lightning bug, lightning conductor, lightning rod, lightning strike