light on

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light 2

1. Having little weight; not heavy:
2. Of small intensity:
3. Requiring little effort or exertion:
4. Amusing but essentially empty and frivolous:
5. Free from care or worry:
6. Marked by an absence of conventional restraint in sexual behavior; sexually unrestrained:
To come to rest on the ground:
phrasal verb
light into
Informal. To set upon with violent force:
Informal: pitch into.
phrasal verb
light on or upon
To find or meet by chance:
bump into, chance on (or upon), come across, come on (or upon), find, happen on (or upon), run across, run into, stumble on (or upon), tumble on.
Archaic: alight on (or upon).
Idiom: meet up with.

w>light (up)on

vi +prep obj (inf)entdecken, stoßen auf (+acc)
References in classic literature ?
As he walked about the platform in his high-heeled boots, looking for our trunks, I saw that he was a rather slight man, quick and wiry, and light on his feet.
And we reckon the following illuminating ditty, Light On, on his Twitter page is an ode to Cheryl Cole.
And I know you've been in a scary place can I help you through the day, treat you how you deserve to be, wanna be a part of your fantasy, where maybe you could promise me we'll keep the light on.