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Idiom- Cold Light of Day

Definition: Dispassionate, unemotional behavior especially at a later time; thinking about something clearly and calmly without the emotions you had at the time that it happened.

cold light of day-weather idiomsExample: She had a big fight with her husband last night but in the cold light of day she realized she was at fault and apologized to him dearly.

Origin: The concept of certain ideas becoming less appealing when examined over time–the cold light of day-was established in the last completed novel of Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure. Similarly, when you think about emotional matters after a prolonged period of time and in a calmer environment, you realize things you did not beforehand and the emotional component attached to these thoughts becomes less intense over time.



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