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begin to see daylight

Realize that a task is finally nearing completion, that success or the right solution is near at hand. For example,
I've been working on this experiment for two years and I'm finally beginning to see daylight
. The noun
has been a metaphor for knowledge and solution since the late 1600s. Also see
The American HeritageĀ® Idioms Dictionary
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