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1. To begin to understand or make sense of something that was previously confusing, convoluted, or ambiguous. I was so focused on the problem that I couldn't think about it clearly, so I finally took a break, worked on something else for a while, and saw daylight as soon as I came back to it again. As a tutor, you want to help your students see daylight for themselves, not just get them to parrot back information.
2. To near the conclusion of a project or activity, or come to a point where the end of a project is conceivable. For a while it felt like I would never get this book done, but I'm finally starting to see daylight. After four hours of intense negotiation, we can see daylight on the merger deal.
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see daylight

begin to understand what was previously puzzling or unclear.
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see ˈdaylight

begin to understand something that you didn’t understand before: It was a long time before he finally saw daylight and realized what was going on.
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see daylight

To make sufficient progress so that completion of a project seems possible.
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