Hi I came across the following sentence in a grammar book, so it´s not possible for me to provide context: I was on the point of striking a match. strike a match • Eulah 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. Definition of strike a match in the Idioms Dictionary. strike a match phrase. What does strike a match expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom.