in the cold light of day Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “in the cold light of day” - English Dictionary

Definition of "in the cold light of day" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

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 Learners 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)…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More