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    see the light of day

    Dictionary meaning of the phrase "see the light of day" is to begin to exist or happen.


    Can I use this in this context "Our space mission is going to see the light of day to mean our space mission is going to launch today?

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    Re: see the light of day

    You usually see this in the negative, as in "it's never going to see the light of day."

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    #3

    Re: see the light of day

    That means it is wrong contextually.

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    Re: see the light of day

    There are a few hits for "see the light of day" in a positive sense in the BNC, but it's far more common in the negative. I have heard it used in as it is in the article, more often with the addition of "finally" before it.

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    Re: see the light of day

    That still doesn't answer my question. Can anyone tell me if it is right or wrong, I mean my sentence.

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    Re: see the light of day

    The phrase "to see the light of day" is usually used in the nsgative, but your usage of it is not incorrect. Nothing in the phrase, however, says or implies today.

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