Light

in light of

Meaning: because of

Example: In light of what happened last week, please take care on the escalators. Read on

make light of

Meaning: to treat something as if it isn't important

Example: You need to stop making light of this situation. You could be in serious trouble. Read on

light years away

Meaning: when something seems unlikely to happen

Example: The technological advancement like flying cars is light years away. Read on

lighten up

Meaning: to take it easy

Example: Just lighten up! Everything will be fine. Read on

first light

Meaning: the time when the light begins to appear in the morning

Example: The search for the missing children will continue at first light. Read on

see the light

Meaning: realise or understand something

Example: After my terrible grade in mathematics I saw the light and started working harder. Read on

shed light

Meaning: to explain something in order to make it easier to understand

Example: Due to the complicated equations, we thought it is best to hire a private tutor to shed more light on the topics. Read on

burn the candle at both the ends

Meaning: exhaust someone's energies or resources by leading a hectic life

Example: Since starting my new job I have been burning the candle at both ends. Read on

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be in the same boat

Meaning: be in the same unpleasant situation as other people

Example: The speaker said that everyone should make an effort towards the protection of the environment, as everyone was in the same boat, and climate changes would have dire consequences for all. Read on

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