see the light


see the light
see the light
Fig. to understand something clearly at last. •

After a lot of studying and asking many questions, I finally saw the light.

I know that geometry is difficult. Keep working at it. You'll see the light pretty soon.

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{v. phr.}, {informal} To understand or agree, often suddenly; accept another's explanation or decision. * /I did not approve of his action, but he explained his reason and then I saw the light./ * /Bill wanted Harry to help him, but Harry wasn't in the mood until Bill offered to pay him. Then Harry saw the light./ * /Mary thought it was fun to date older boys but when they started drinking, she saw the light./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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