light at the end of the tunnel

light at the end of the tunnel
(the) light at the end of the tunnel the end of a difficult period or job.

At this point, there is no light at the end of the tunnel because we have to start over.

Once I could see light at the end of the tunnel, writing the last part of the book wasn't so hard.


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  • light at the end of the tunnel — An indication that success, completion, etc is assured, if still distant • • • Main Entry: ↑light * * * light at the end of the tunnel light on the horizon phrase something that makes you think that a difficult situation will improve Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • light at the end of the tunnel — If you can see light at the end of the tunnel, then you can see some signs of hope in the future, though things are difficult at the moment …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • light at the end of the tunnel — or light on the horizon something that makes you think that a difficult situation will improve …   English dictionary

  • light at the end of the tunnel — ► light at the end of the tunnel an indication that a period of difficulty is ending. Main Entry: ↑light …   English terms dictionary

  • light at the end of the tunnel — light in the heart of darkness, hope that there will be an end to a crisis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Light at the End of the Tunnel — For the musical number from Starlight Express, see Light at the End of the Tunnel (musical number).Infobox Album | Type = compilation Name = Light at the End of the Tunnel Artist = The Damned Released = November 30, 1987 Recorded = Various dates… …   Wikipedia

  • light at the end of the tunnel — something which makes you believe that a difficult or unpleasant situation will end. We re halfway through our exams now, so we can see light at the end of the tunnel . Unemployment is still rising but analysts assure us there is light at the end …   New idioms dictionary

  • light at the end of the tunnel —    If you can see light at the end of the tunnel, then you can see some signs of hope in the future, though things are difficult at the moment.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • light at the end of the tunnel — noun A better situation after long hardship. If there is no light at the end of the tunnel, chronic pain can render a person dysfunctional. In desperation, people often turn to potent pain killing medication for relief …   Wiktionary

  • light at the end of the tunnel — a sign of progress, feeling hopeful because you will soon be finished    After four years of study, I could see light at the end of the tunnel. I would soon graduate …   English idioms

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