bring sth to light

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British pronunciation/bɹˈɪŋ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ tə lˈaɪt/
American pronunciation/bɹˈɪŋ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ tə lˈaɪt/
to bring sth to light
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to clarify or supply additional information on something

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to [bring] {sth} to light definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "bring something to light" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "bring something to light" is rooted in the metaphorical association between light and knowledge or awareness. Light has long been associated with illumination, clarity, and understanding. The idiom likely emerged from this metaphorical connection, reflecting the human desire to uncover or reveal hidden or obscured information. It is used in various contexts and occasions where there is a need to reveal or make known previously hidden or unknown information, facts, or truths.

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Through diligent research, the historian uncovered documents that shed light on an obscure event from the past, bringing new knowledge to light.
The whistleblower's testimony brought the corruption scandal to light, exposing the illegal activities within the company.
The teacher allowed students to revise their essays after the class discussion brought new perspectives to light.
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