Definition of the light of day in English:

the light of day

phrase

  • 1Daylight.

    ‘we sailed at the first light of day’
    • ‘Oddly, since the day was so foggy, parts of the landscape that were completely obscured in the light of day, now shone brightly under a moon brilliant enough to read by.’
    • ‘The bottom half of the composition shows crows frolicking in the light of day, on their scavenging hunt while busily cackling and gossiping to one another.’
    • ‘When a prisoner leaves his cell, he cannot bear the light of day - he is unable to discriminate colors, or recognize faces.’
    • ‘It was clear these animals had not seen the light of day for some time, judging by their reactions as they were carefully taken out, tagged and photographed by the ISPCA inspectors in charge of the operation.’
    • ‘The light of the Sun also energises your thoughts, which is why your thoughts can be so different at night and then in the light of day - and why they are so important as we now approach the Spring Equinox.’
    • ‘However, in and around the Grand Banquet Hall, Palace, and Fortress, by some ancient magic or feat of engineering, the streets were lit with the light of day.’
    • ‘We got the tree home in the light of day, we got it in the house, all went without a hitch, except I seemed to get a little pine sap in my eye.’
    • ‘During extensive subterranean explorations and investigations spanning a year and a half now, we have seen forgotten worlds, places that have never seen the light of day.’
    • ‘These creatures are vulnerable only to sunlight, which makes it pretty weird that there's not one scene in the movie where a single demon is exposed to the light of day.’
    • ‘As the light of day slowly dimmed, the world was lit by the angry flashes of lightning which crackled across the sky.’
    1. 1.1 General public attention.
      ‘bringing old family secrets into the light of day’
      • ‘Does Keighley hide some kind of weapons of mass destruction or is there some other secret that cannot bear the light of day?’
      • ‘Exposing your secret desire to the light of day takes away the irresistible allure, and with it, much of the temptation.’
      • ‘A masked killer is stalking the High School where almost all the students have deep, dark and dirty secrets hidden from the light of day.’
      • ‘I am continually surprised as more useless government departments are dragged out into the light of day to be displayed to the ever more annoyed populace.’
      • ‘It's the most honest thing I've ever written and where I come from honesty can always withstand the light of day.’
      • ‘If the state intends to put men to death, they have an obligation to do so in the light of day.’
      • ‘And once this is opened to the light of day, and people become aware of how the system works, they're not going to be satisfied.’
      • ‘But her sister, Caroline won't allow the secret to come into the light of day.’
      • ‘As soon as that is exposed to the light of day, the public will revolt against it.’
      • ‘You see, conservative rants cannot stand the light of day!’