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in the cold light of day

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishin the cold light of dayin the cold light of dayin the morning, when you can think clearly or see something clearly The house seemed less threatening in the cold light of day. cold
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in the cold light of dayNight-time madness isn't appealing, seen in the cold light of day.I knew that, in the cold light of day, he held all the aces.
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