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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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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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BRITAIN'S biggest hoard of Roman silver denarius coins is soon to go on show to the public more than two years after coming to light.
Most interesting of all are a number of less prominent items whose significance is only now coming to light. (One hesitates to call these pieces "neglected," since, given the author's stature, little that Professor Kindleberger has written is neglected.) Here are four articles of which I was ignorant but vow to keep by my bedside and, more importantly, my keyboard.
Such study might make even more obvious the heretofore invisible African American community only now coming to light in recent scholarship.
In Coming To Light, scholar Brian Swann has compiled new translations of ancient stories, offering an alternative to previous anthologies full of badly translated and generally misunderstood works.
Shank's view -- that Barings' problems resulted from poor judgment rather than poor controls -- is corroborated by events just now coming to light in the investigations in Singapore and Britain.
malfeasance, when the American role in domestic politics in Chile was coming to light, and the first halting attempts at public scrutiny of the C.I.A.
In the latest weekly report, it is noted that things have been slightly more busy these past couple of days with a couple of new orders coming to light although the large bulk of them still seemed to be primarily focused on more specialized vessel types.
Now it is coming to light that peers with interests in private healthcare are voting on reforms to rip the NHS apart so their chums can step in and cherry-pick the more profitable parts of the health service.
IN spite of facts coming to light exonerating Israeli actions in Gaza, we still have those determined to force a boycott of Israeli goods and services.
Despite the matter coming to light and the FA expelling Sutton from the Cup, the Essex club have still failed to sign the necessary forms so he can play for the Coles Lane side.