- the light of day; sunlight
- dawn; daybreak
- full understanding or knowledge of something hidden or obscure
- the approaching end of a task or an ordeal: to see daylight ahead
- Slang the eyes
- Informal consciousness: often used hyperbolically, as in
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- The light of day; sunlight.
- a. Daybreak.b. Daytime.
- Exposure to public notice: corrupt business practices that were finally brought into the daylight.
- Understanding or insight into what was formerly obscure: new evidence that gave the researchers some daylight into the matter.
- Sports An opening, as between defensive players, especially one providing an opportunity for action: The running back found some daylight and gained six yards.
- daylights Slang One's wits: “His adventurism had scared the daylights out of them” (Frederick Forsyth).
daylight - Phrases/Idioms