a light at the end of the tunnel

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Definition of a light at the end of the tunnel 

: a reason to believe that a bad situation will end soon or that a long and difficult job will be finished soon They are falling deeper into debt, and there is no light at the end of the tunnel. The work on our house has been going on for months, but we're finally starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

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