- flash-point (n.)
- also flashpoint, "temperature at which vapor will ignite momentarily," 1869, from flash (v.) + point (n.). Figurative use by 1955. Slightly earlier as flashing-point (1867).
- 1. She had heard the news-flash on a TV channel's news update.
- 2. "What did Moira tell you?" Liz demanded with a flash of anger.
- 3. The answer had come to him in a flash.
- 4. The essays could do with a flash of wit or humor.
- 5. Quick as a flash, the man said, "I have to, don't I?"
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