in the light of

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in the light of something

  (British & Australian) also in light of something (American & Australian)
if something is done or happens in the light of facts, it is done or happens because of those facts In the light of new evidence he has been allowed to appeal against his prison sentence. In light of what you've just told me, I can understand why you and David were fighting.
See also: light, of