see the light
phrasal to discover or realize a usually obscured truth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • see the light — {v. phr.}, {informal} To understand or agree, often suddenly; accept another s explanation or decision. * /I did not approve of his action, but he explained his reason and then I saw the light./ * /Bill wanted Harry to help him, but Harry wasn t… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • see the light — {v. phr.}, {informal} To understand or agree, often suddenly; accept another s explanation or decision. * /I did not approve of his action, but he explained his reason and then I saw the light./ * /Bill wanted Harry to help him, but Harry wasn t… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • see the light at the end of the tunnel — {v. phr.}, {informal} To anticipate the happy resolution of a prolonged period of problems. * /We ve been paying on our house mortgage for many years, but at long last we can see the light at the end of the tunnel./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • see the light at the end of the tunnel — {v. phr.}, {informal} To anticipate the happy resolution of a prolonged period of problems. * /We ve been paying on our house mortgage for many years, but at long last we can see the light at the end of the tunnel./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • see the light of day — phrasal to become publicly known or available (as through publication) < manuscripts that will never see the light of day > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • see the light of day — {v. phr.} To be born or begun. * /The children visited the old house where their great grandfather first saw the light of day./ * /The party was a failure, and Mathilda wished her plan had never seen the light of day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • see the light of day — {v. phr.} To be born or begun. * /The children visited the old house where their great grandfather first saw the light of day./ * /The party was a failure, and Mathilda wished her plan had never seen the light of day./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To see the light — Light Light (l[imac]t), n. [OE. light, liht, AS. le[ o]ht; akin to OS. lioht, D. & G. licht, OHG. lioht, Goth. liuha[thorn], Icel. lj[=o]s, L. lux light, lucere to shine, Gr. leyko s white, Skr. ruc to shine. [root]122. Cf. {Lucid}, {Lunar},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • I Want to See the Light/Coboloid Race — Infobox Single Name = I Want to See the Light/Coboloid Race Artist = Rational Youth from Album = Cold War Night Life B side = Released = October 1981 Format = 12 Recorded = July 1981 Genre = Synthpop Length = Label = Yul Records Writer = Tracy… …   Wikipedia

  • The light of the countenance — Light Light (l[imac]t), n. [OE. light, liht, AS. le[ o]ht; akin to OS. lioht, D. & G. licht, OHG. lioht, Goth. liuha[thorn], Icel. lj[=o]s, L. lux light, lucere to shine, Gr. leyko s white, Skr. ruc to shine. [root]122. Cf. {Lucid}, {Lunar},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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