in a good, bad, favourable, etc. light

in a (kind of) light

Depicted or shown in a particular way, or from a particular perspective (i.e., good, positive, favorable, bad, negative, etc.). He was angry because the film didn't portray him in a favorable light. I'm flattered that he based a character in his novel on me, but I think I was shown in a bad light. A candidate's policies are important, but during an election, it matters more for voters to see them in a good light.
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in a ˌgood, ˌbad, ˌfavourable, etc. ˈlight

if you see something or put something in a good, bad, etc. light, it seems good, bad, etc: You must not view what happened in a negative light.They want to present their policies in the best possible light.
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