in a good light

in a good light

positively Most voters see him in a good light but think he could have done more for the city.
See also: good, light

in a good light

Under favorable circumstances, as in They thought he'd make a wonderful mayor, but they'd only seen him in a good light, or The book portrayed their actions in a good light. Both this expression and its antonym, in a bad light, transfer physical light in which something can (or cannot) be seen clearly to figurative use. The literal terms date from the early 1500s.
See also: good, light
References in classic literature ?
Barbara's little looking-glass hung in a good light near the window, and Barbara's bonnet was on a nail behind the door.