light someone's fire

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Verb[edit]

to light someone's fire (third-person singular simple present lights someone’s fire, present participle lighting someone’s fire, simple past and past participle lit someone’s fire)

  1. To excite, to turn on.
    • 1967, The Doors (Robby Krieger, Jim Morrison, et al.), “Light My Fire” (song), on The Doors (album), Elektra Records:
      Come on, baby, light my fire
      Come on, baby, light my fire
      Try to set the night on fire.
    • 1985, David Carkeet, I Been There Before[1] (novel), Harper & Row, ISBN 0060154268, page 61:
      It really excited him — you know, really lit his fire. We aren’t sure which of the bunch it is. I’d love to know.
    • 2003, Robert Bryce, Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron,[2] PublicAffairs, ISBN 1-58648-201-7, page 213:
      He’d prowled Houston’s titty bars for more than a decade, and he’d found the one woman who really lit his fire.

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