light on/upon

phrasal verb

: to find or see (something) by chance
Researchers have lit upon a solution.
His eye lit on a story in the newspaper.

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“Light on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/light%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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