Meaning of see the light of day in English:

see the light of day

phrase

  • 1Be born.

    • ‘George Headley was a prolific scorer for Jamaica, but he wasn't actually born there - he first saw the light of day in Panama in Central America.’
    1. 1.1Begin to exist or to become publicly known or available.
      ‘this software first saw the light of day back in 1993’
      • ‘Without that right, important information that should be available to the public would never see the light of day.’
      • ‘But let me tell you this: if nothing else I write sees the light of day, I won't care.’
      • ‘And somehow, in all his research, Marshall also missed this astonishing piece of news, which likewise has not seen the light of day before.’
      • ‘Most labor publications don't even see the light of day outside of their local union.’
      • ‘Protests were minimal and terrorist activity, if it existed, never saw the light of day.’
      • ‘What I'd love to do is help publish a volume of his short stories that haven't seen the light of day.’
      • ‘Pioneering climber, explorer, and mapmaker Bradford Washburn has shot some of the most epic mountain photography of all time - much of which has never seen the light of day.’
      • ‘This song is taken from the Excellent album Soul Drums (Featuring Funky Donkey) released in 1968, but as far as I know it's never seen the light of day on CD.’
      • ‘Prepared in 1999, and intended for public release, the report has never seen the light of day.’
      • ‘In Saturday's edition of The British Medical Journal, there was a paper that many people in public health wish had never seen the light of day.’