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see the light of day

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Be published, brought out, or born. For example, I wonder if her book will ever see the light of day, or The family reunion was a disaster, and I wish the idea for it had never seen the light of day, or When we visited Pittsburgh, we saw where Mom had first seen the light of day. [Early 1700s]

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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