in a positive light.

  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    Is it used on a regular basis?
    It's often used when there's more than one way to view an event or, as in your example, a deal—something that may have both good and bad aspects or something that at first appears negative or unfortunate but perhaps could be positive (good) if viewed a little differently.

    It's a common expression.


    Senior Member
    English - CaE/AmE
    Yes, you will usually hear something being presented or shown in a positive light, especially if there is some negative connotation to it.

    Some Google examples if you do a search for "in a positive light":
    How to look at cancer in a positive light
    Looking at debt consolidation in a positive light
    Autism in a positive light


    Can one mention something in a positive light? Does this verb sound fine with this expression or is it awkward? Thank you for your help!
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