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    Забегайте к нам на огонек!!

    Google says that Забегайте к нам на огонек!!
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    Run into us at the light.

    That seems like a strange thing to say. Is this some kind of idiom?

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    That's an idiom indeed. You say that to tell someone they're welcome to drop in on you.

    The etymology... Well, there was a custom way back in the day to put a burning candle on a window ledge. That was indicative of someone being at home, hence забегай на огонёк as an invitation to drop by.
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    I do not claim that my opinion is absolutely true.
    If you've spotted any mistake in my English, please, correct it. I want to be aware of any mistakes to efficiently eliminate them before they become a habit.

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