throw (some) light on (something)

throw (some) light on (something)

To reveal information or details about something; to clarify or help people understand something. We've hired a private investigator to help throw light on the clandestine dealings of the baron. These documents we've uncovered throw some light on how the late author's final book was meant to end.
See also: light, on, throw
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throw an amount of light on someone or something

to present some revealing information about someone or something. What you have just told me throws a lot of light on George and his motivation. Will you please throw some light on the problem?
See also: amount, light, of, on, throw
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

throw (or cast or shed) light on

help to explain (something) by providing further information about it.
See also: light, on, throw
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cast/shed/throw (new) ˈlight on something

make a problem, etc. easier to understand: This book sheds new light on the role of the CIA.‘Can you throw any light on the matter?’
See also: cast, light, on, shed, something, throw
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