cast/shed/throw light on


: to help to explain (something) : to make it possible to understand or know more about (something)
She is developing new theories that might shed some light on these unusual phenomena.
I hope my explanation throws light on their behavior.

Examples of cast/shed/throw light on in a Sentence

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