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bring to light

To reveal something, often something inappropriate or illegal. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "to." Discrepancies in the yearly budget report brought to light corruption in the company. I never wanted to be a whistleblower, but I'm the only one who can bring these documents to light.
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bring someone or something to light

Fig. to present or reveal someone or something to the public. The newspaper story brought the problem to light. I have brought some interesting facts to light in my article.
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bring something to light

Fig. to make something known. The scientists brought their findings to light. We must bring this new evidence to light.
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bring to light

Reveal or disclose something previously hidden or secret, as in After careful investigation all the facts of the case were brought to light. This term uses light in the sense of "public knowledge." [First half of 1500s]
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bring something to ˈlight

show information, evidence, etc: The police investigation brought to light evidence of more than one crime.These documents have brought new information to light about Shakespeare’s early life.
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bring to light

To reveal or disclose: brought the real facts to light.
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--50 Scripture passages to bring to light each mystery of the Rosary
Among his most important accomplishments is to bring to light the riches of the national and branch papers of the NAACP.
The AMA has been working with the American Psychiatric Association to oppose carve-outs, and has been engaged in a highly publicized effort to bring to light some practices of Magellan Behavioral Health Services in New Jersey.
In the project Produktion Pop, 1996, Poledna (together with Martin Beck and Jon Savage) attempted to bring to light sources for a museological examination of the British punk and new-wave scene, while in the group exhibition "Zonen der Verstorung" (Zones of disturbance), Graz, 1997, he examined the history of the militant left, focusing on the radical Italian philosopher Antonio Negri.
All carefully chosen to bring to light valid and vibrant arguments on both sides.
We anticipate a spirited discussion that will not only expose the root of this pervasive problem, but also bring to light potential solutions," says Dingle.