see the light at the end of the tunnel

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see the light at the end of the tunnel

To conceptualize or foresee an end to something difficult or unpleasant; to be relatively near to the end or conclusion of some problem or difficulty. I've been working on this book for over a year, but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Now that the doctors have been able to diagnose what's wrong with me, we might finally be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
See also: end, light, of, see, tunnel
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When President Duterte took over in June 2016, Bilayon and their fellow PNR workers literally saw the light at the end of the tunnel when the new administration identified as among its priority program of government to modernize the country's railway system.
He said since they all understand the importance of education, they gave it the green light as they saw the light at the end of the tunnel. He also urged school heads to support the volunteers, adding that without their buy in, they would find it difficult to execute their duties diligently.
And this is something we should strongly think about: that just because some people saw the light at the end of the tunnel, even without having to actually walk through it, does not mean they should turn a blind eye to those who weren't able to.
She said: "I kind of saw the light at the end of the tunnel and I wanted to change the vibe of the whole album.
Encourage students to share their encounters with bullying--and how they saw the light at the end of the tunnel. Written stories or videos can be sent to pacer.org/bullying/stories.
AFTER fumbling in the dark for inspiration, a Birmingham artist quite literally saw the light at the end of the tunnel while driving through the city.
I was frustrated that my parents weren't together and never saw the light at the end of the tunnel where my mom was working hard to provide a better life for me," Contactmusic quoted her as telling Glamour magazine.
I never saw the light at the end of the tunnel, and this original group of employees didn't either.
O'Brien, a one-time hawk in the bug war, who saw the light at the end of the tunnel and recommended caution: "Once those trees come down, there's no glue that can put them back."
When we were writing the tunes they were really heavy and we had to take time off to do them but after a while we saw the light at the end of the tunnel. We wanted to make a record everyone can relate to - an album that had hope and was uplifting.