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English definition of “in the cold light of day”

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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 feel sorry or ashamed about it: The next morning, in the cold light of day, Sarah realized what a complete idiot she had been.
Translations of “in the cold light of day”
in Chinese (Traditional) 事後冷靜理智地回想某事(常感到遺憾或羞愧)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 事后冷静理智地回想某事,常感到遗憾或羞愧…
(Definition of in the cold light of day from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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