shed (some) light on (something)

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shed (some) light on (something)

To reveal information or details about something; to clarify or help people understand something. We've hired a private investigator to help shed light on the clandestine dealings of the organization. These documents we've uncovered shed some light on how the late author's final book was meant to end.
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