English Idiom - Light At the End of the Tunnel

English Idiom - Light At the End of the Tunnel

Today's English idiom is the light at the end of the tunnel.  We use it to talk about the end of a long, difficult period of time. The phrase contains a great visual metaphor: the tunnel represents the difficult time, and the light at the end is the sign that it will end soon. 

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Examples

It's been a terrible year, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel: I'm getting married in December!

This is a long week, but it's Wednesday and you can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.

In the second year of her master's program, Jane finally started to see the light at the end of the tunnel.


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