in the cold light of day

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Definition of in the cold light of day

: in the day when things can be seen clearly rather than at night The house that had looked so sinister at night seemed much less frightening in the cold light of day. sometimes used figuratively She forced me to look at myself in the cold light of day, and I didn't like what I saw.

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“In the cold light of day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20cold%20light%20of%20day. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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