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bring to light

To reveal something, often something inappropriate or illegal. The revealed information can be stated between "bring" and "to" or after "light." Discrepancies in the yearly budget report brought to light corruption in the company. I never wanted to be a whistleblower, but I'm the only one who can bring these documents to light.
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bring someone or something to light

Fig. to present or reveal someone or something to the public. The newspaper story brought the problem to light. I have brought some interesting facts to light in my article.
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bring something to light

Fig. to make something known. The scientists brought their findings to light. We must bring this new evidence to light.
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bring to light

Reveal or disclose something previously hidden or secret, as in After careful investigation all the facts of the case were brought to light. This term uses light in the sense of "public knowledge." [First half of 1500s]
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bring something to ˈlight

show information, evidence, etc: The police investigation brought to light evidence of more than one crime.These documents have brought new information to light about Shakespeare’s early life.
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bring to light

To reveal or disclose: brought the real facts to light.
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Seeking $4 million in the lawsuit, Fred Baker, 55, accused county officials of retaliating against him for trying to bring to light problems in the Department of Children and Family Services.
Many of the pieces featured will bring to light important social issues -- redefining notions of personal space, networked environments, and issues of privacy and protection.
We just wanted to bring to light that they are celebrating CalWORKS without having any clear-cut way of actually getting people jobs,'' said Sandra Martinez, a community organizer for the Community Coalition.
Neuman at previous conferences and are certain that their lecture will bring to light many legal issues that are of great importance to companies striving to protect their intellectual assets.
Covering the depth and breadth of topics comprising IT security today, the Gartner IT Security Summit has a single objective: to bring to light the repeatable, manageable security processes needed to address today's and tomorrow's threats.