Meaning of “cast/shed/throw light on sth” in the English Dictionary

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"cast/shed/throw light on sth" in British English

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cast/shed/throw light on sth

C2 Something or someone that casts/sheds/throws light on a situation provides an explanation for it or information that makes it easier to understand:

As an economist, he was able to shed some light on the problem.

(Definition of “cast/shed/throw light on sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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