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in the cold light of day

If you ​think about something in the cold ​light of ​day, you ​think about it ​clearly and ​calmly, without the ​emotions you had at the ​time it ​happened, and you often ​feelsorry or ​ashamed about it: The next ​morning, in the cold ​light of ​day, Sarah ​realized what a ​completeidiot she had been.
(Definition of in the cold light of day from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in the cold light of day”
in Chinese (Simplified) 事后冷静理智地回想某事,常感到遗憾或羞愧…
in Chinese (Traditional) 事後冷靜理智地回想某事(常感到遺憾或羞愧)…
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