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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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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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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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They may appear to be self-serving at first, but when the truth finally comes to light, as it inevitably does given enough time, they are sources of great embarrassment.
There is no shame in changing the numbers if new information comes to light," Pastorello says.
The divers worked with a marine forensic historian and probed achieves no historian had ever seen: the truth comes to light in TITANIC' LAST SECRETS, a 'must' for any collection strong in true-life adventure history.
Matthew King is arrested over Rosemary's disappearance when damning evidence comes to light, but he claims he's being framed.
Once the policies have been taken out, the full extent of the extra costs gradually comes to light but it is then too late.
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Human history comes to light as Palmer surveys internationally famous fossil sites.
However, the truth comes to light when someone is sent by the Preservation Trust to investigate.
Chang's restaurant never comes to light, it is still a benefit.
The damning disclosure comes as his wife Maxine's night of adulterous drunken passion with Dr Matt Ramsden comes to light months after the event.
One of the nice things about the culture of science is that it encourages one to change one's mind if new information comes to light.
Unless something comes to light or Martin said we were wasting our time, he could still run at the Festival.
It now comes to light that some of them are posing in full uniform on the internet, searching for gay partners.
POLICE will re-open the Western Isles child abuse scandal if new information comes to light.