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come to light

To be revealed or exposed. Discrepancies in the yearly budget report only came to light after the auditors began analyzing it. These incriminating documents came to light when they were leaked by a whistleblower.
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come to light

Fig. [for something] to become known or to be discovered. Many surprises have come to light since then. Nothing new has come to light since we talked last.
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come to light

to become known Four soldiers have faced charges since the scandal came to light last fall.
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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]
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