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. 2001.

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  • 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

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