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light at the end of the tunnel

Meaning: If you can see light at the end of the tunnel, you can see some sign of the end of a difficult period.

For example:

  • After the leaders met for talks, people are seeing light at the end of the tunnel for the first time since the war began.

  • Even if you can't see any light at the end of the tunnel yet, don't give up. Things will eventually get better.

Quick Quiz:

Gillian's business has been losing money for years, but there's light at the end of the tunnel now because
  1. she's closing down her business
  2. she's starting to get more orders
  3. the tunnel has been completed

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