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Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
No, Governor. Don’t say that. I am not the man to stand in my girl’s light. Here’s a career opening for her, as you might say… (B. Shaw, “Pygmalion”)
stand in someone’s light = stand in someone’s way, put obstacles in someone’s path
I think you probably know this, but the image is to do with the convention by which a person is said to possess the light they're using. If I'm reading a book and someone stands between me and the window, I might say 'You're in my light'.
PS The link between natural light and actual possessions is enshrined in the law of Ancients Lights (File:Ancient lights 16092006.JPG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).