a light at the end of the tunnel

noun phrase

: 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.

Examples of a light at the end of the tunnel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Joel mentioned all his own unfinished songs from the '70s and '80s, a light at the end of the tunnel suddenly appeared for Wexler. Jenna Wang, Peoplemag, 14 Mar. 2024 Embracing Change and Disruption While leaders are wary about the change that’s coming their way, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Lindsay Kaplan, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 Ultimately, Thomas sees a light at the end of the tunnel. Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 24 Feb. 2024 Eventually, there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 6 Feb. 2024 Mulford noted the recommendation wouldn't immediately solve McNair's crowding but would provide a light at the end of the tunnel. Al Gaspeny, arkansasonline.com, 6 Dec. 2023 Is there a light at the end of the tunnel for Brady? Carly Thomas, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Dec. 2023 Jon Grauman and Adam Rosenfeld THE AGENCY The Agency’s Jon Grauman and Adam Rosenfeld of Grauman + Rosenfeld see a light at the end of the tunnel in terms of the market’s current bottleneck. Degen Pener, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Sep. 2023 The friends of 10 years have yet to resolve their conflicts, but this season could bring a light at the end of the tunnel. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 5 Sep. 2023

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“A light at the end of the tunnel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20light%20at%20the%20end%20of%20the%20tunnel. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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