see (someone or something) in a new light

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see (someone or something) in a new light

To perceive, regard, or understand someone or something in a new, typically more positive way. Now that I know more about the way it will work, I've been seeing the proposed legislation in a new light. You really start to see your parents in a new light once you have children of your own.
See also: light, new, see

see someone or something in a new light

Fig. to understand someone or something in a different way [than before]. After we had a little discussion, I began to see Fred in a new light. I can now see the problem in a new light.
See also: light, new, see