bright spot

noun

informal
: a good thing that occurs during a bad or difficult time
Car sales were one of the few bright spots for the economy last year.

Examples of bright spot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there was also a bright spot in the data: Enrollment in transitional kindergarten — California’s newly expanding grade for 4-year-olds — doubled over the last two years, from 75,465 in 2021-22 to 151,491 in 2023-24, the state wrote in a news release. Jenny Gold, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 That fifth entry was a bright spot at the summer box office, grossing $82 million domestically and $189 million worldwide against a slim production budget of $16 million. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 16 May 2024 Wages are outpacing inflation Even though Americans remain gloomy about the economy due in large part to elevated prices, there's one major bright spot: Wages are continuing to outpace inflation. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 15 May 2024 Adell, 25, has been a bright spot for the Angels this season. Kyle Glaser, Orange County Register, 11 May 2024 There’s now at least one bright spot in the ongoing FTX saga. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 8 May 2024 But there is a bright spot: The climate think tank Ember notes in a report released Wednesday that a record 30% of energy production worldwide is now coming from renewable sources. Melvin Backman, Quartz, 8 May 2024 Although Disney’s streaming business was a bright spot for its entertainment segment, the company’s linear TV business struggled in the quarter, reporting $2.77 billion in revenue, a decrease of 8% compared with a year earlier. Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2024 Some marina residents and workers were put off by the stench and noise of their new neighbors, while others saw the animals as a bright spot after the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake, SF Gate reported in 2019. Emma Bowman, NPR, 4 May 2024

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“Bright spot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bright%20spot. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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