Meaning of “see stars” in the English Dictionary

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"see stars" in British English

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see stars

If you see stars, you are partly unconscious because you have been hit on the head.

(Definition of “see stars” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"see stars" in American English

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see stars

to see bright flashes in front of your eyes, esp. because you hit your head:

The fall made me see stars and left me with a huge bump on my head.

(Definition of “see stars” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)