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in a —— light

Definition of in a —— light in English:

In the way specified; so as to give a specified impression: the audit portrayed the company in a very favorable light
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  • Nor does it stop one school being compared with another in an unfair light.
  • If the phrase ‘traditional marriage’ casts one's view on the matter in an unfavourable light, then by all means, use a different one.
  • You know, it doesn't even show the military in an unflattering light, it's more warts-and-all kind of thing.
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