shed\ light\ upon

shed\ light\ upon
• cast light (up)on
• shed light (up)on
• throw light (up)on
v. phr.
To explain; illuminate; clarify.

The letters that were found suddenly cast a new light on the circumstances of Tom's disappearance.

Einstein's General theory of Relativity threw light upon the enigma of our universe.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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