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phrases using the word light or dark
Shed some light on
Explain, give information about
Since none of us worked here last year when the agreement was made with the supplier, we'll have to see if Tanaka-san can shed some light on the situation.
Light a fire under
Motivate, to cause someone to act
Yamazaki-san is going to
† have to light a fire under the architect if he wants to present the blueprints at the meeting.
See the light at the end of the tunnel
Realize that the end of a project is near
Hori-san said he can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel after five years of his research project.
In the dark
Miyagi-san was in the dark about the revisions to the budget for the next fiscal year.
An unknown candidate or contestant who has a chance to win
Doi-san was the dark horse in the race for mayor but won with 52% of the vote.