Meaning of “see the light” in the English Dictionary

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"see the light" in British English

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see the light

If you see the light, you suddenly understand something you didn't understand before.

(Definition of “see the light” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"see the light" in American English

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see the light

to understand something you did not understand before:

It wasn’t until I was in my thirties that I saw the light and started to work hard.

(Definition of “see the light” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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