One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The objective realities of a situation.‘in the cold light of day it all seemed so ridiculous’
- ‘She is never, ever going to forget what she did and does not, herself, understand in the cold light of day how it happened.’
- ‘You have got to sit down and look at things in the cold light of day and I know where the problems are and I know where we can put it right but it is not going to happen overnight.’
- ‘It's interesting how, after a couple of glasses of wine late on a Friday night, Lisa's quite happy to let me put a photo of her on my website. It's slightly less interesting how, in the cold light of day, she completely changes her mind.’
- ‘I hope the fans, in the cold light of day, will look at it and have belief in the club.’
- ‘They will sit down in the cold light of day and decide what they are going to do,’ said a source.’
- ‘We'll sit down in the cold light of day, understand the facts, discuss it with the player and decide what we want to do.’
- ‘If they offer me another contract, I would have to sit down and look at it in the cold light of day.’
- ‘Inevitably we then receive calls from people who, in the cold light of day, begin to realise that they've made a mistake.’
- ‘I'm very disappointed in the outcome (of the final) and, in the cold light of day, it feels even worse, but we have to get over it.’
- ‘Matt was very remorseful, having gone through the thing in the cold light of day.’
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