come to light

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come to light

Be clearly revealed or exposed, as in New facts about evolution have come to light with the latest fossil discoveries in Africa. Miles Coverdale had this idiom in his translation of the Bible (Ezekiel 16:57): "And before thy wickednesse came to light." [First half of 1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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