English version

strike a match

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstrike a matchstrike a matchLIGHTto produce a flame from a match by rubbing it hard across a rough surface strike
Examples from the Corpus
strike a matchEulah Mae saw her sharply strike a match against a square match box to light a cigarette over a fresh beer.She struck a match and blew it out.Some one struck a match at the open door of the landing bedroom.She was so cold that she struck a match for warmth.He took one of the smaller candles and, striking a match, held it to the wick.It's like striking a match, Meg.Four Negro GIs went apeshit striking matches on sleek bottoms.She had so obviously struck a match with some one else.
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