in the light of something

in the light of something
in the light of (something) British & Australian, American & Australian if something is done or happens in the light of facts, it is done or happens because of those facts.

In the light of new evidence he has been allowed to appeal against his prison sentence.

In light of what you've just told me, I can understand why you and David were fighting.


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