a light at the end of the tunnel

Definition of a light at the end of the tunnel

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  something that makes vision possible

    :  the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors

    :  electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength that travels in a vacuum with a speed of 299,792,458 meters (about 186,000 miles) per second

  1. :  having light :  bright

    :  not dark, intense, or swarthy in color or coloring :  pale

    :  medium in saturation and high in lightness

  1. :  to become light :  brighten

    :  to take fire

    :  to set fire to

  1. :  having little weight :  not heavy

    :  designed to carry a comparatively small load

    :  having relatively little weight in proportion to bulk

  1. :  lightly

    :  with little baggage

  1. :  dismount

    :  settle, alight

    :  to arrive by chance :  happen

  1. :  the part of an area that lies at the boundary

    :  a point that marks the extent of something

    :  the point where something ceases to exist

  1. :  to bring to an end

    :  destroy

    :  to make up the end of

  1. :  final, ultimate

  1. :  to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack

  1. :  a covered passageway

    :  a horizontal passageway through or under an obstruction

    :  a subterranean gallery (as in a mine)

  1. :  to make or use a tunnel

    :  to pass through a potential barrier

    :  to make a tunnel or similar opening through or under

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to criticize severely

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