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come to light

To be revealed or exposed. Discrepancies in the yearly budget report only came to light after the auditors began analyzing it. These incriminating documents came to light when they were leaked by a whistleblower.
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come to light

Fig. [for something] to become known or to be discovered. Many surprises have come to light since then. Nothing new has come to light since we talked last.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

come to light

Be clearly revealed or exposed, as in New facts about evolution have come to light with the latest fossil discoveries in Africa . Miles Coverdale had this idiom in his translation of the Bible (Ezekiel 16:57): "And before thy wickednesse came to light." [First half of 1500s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

come to ˈlight

become known; be revealed: It recently came to light that he’d been in trouble with the police before.
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