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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learn the ropes

Meaning: to learn the tricks in order to do something well

Example: It is important that you learn the ropes and know your father’s business well before you take it over. Read on

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