in a good light


: in a way that makes someone or something look good
The news about his marital problems does not place/put him in a good light.

Examples of in a good light in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But something more is going on here, and Target’s response doesn’t show the company in a good light. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2023 The flip side of the coin is that if the product is being shown in a good light, why not charge the trademark owner for the publicity; thus the booming business of product placements. Schuyler Moore, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 Paul explained that the fact that the media are reporting on it so heavily now, and not necessarily in a good light, indicates that even the Democrats and those in the legacy media are ready to look elsewhere for a candidate to represent them in the next presidential election. Steff Thomas, Washington Examiner, 21 Jan. 2023 Moses Muhoza, a builder in Kigali, feels that the pact casts Rwanda in a good light as a welcoming nation, but worries about being left behind. Shafi Musaddique, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 May 2022 When choosing a photo for the caricature flask, make sure to pick one that is high quality and shows the groomsmen in a good light. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 18 Dec. 2021 Danish Modern Entertainment Centers Long before the big screen TV, folks still coveted casegoods that would cast their #shelfies in a good light. Kathryn O'Shea-Evans, House Beautiful, 27 May 2021 Both the company’s actions and the way they are communicated must be authentic to be seen in a good light. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 25 May 2021 End with a brief anecdote or recollection about the deceased that shows him in a good light, and of which the widow may not have been aware. Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2020

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“In a good light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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