light at the end of the tunnel
Meaning: ‘There’s light at the end of the tunnel’ means ‘We have been through a difficult time, but now there is hope! We will be out of the difficult time soon.’ A lot of news articles about the new coronavirus vaccines have called the vaccines ‘light at the end of the tunnel’.
A: How are things going with the job hunt?
B: It’s been pretty hard, honestly. But just yesterday one company called me in for a second interview.
A: Ah, light at the end of the tunnel, hey?
B: Yeah, I hope so.
Talking Point: Does the announcement of the Covid vaccines feel like the light at the end of the tunnel for you? What are you looking forward to doing after Covid ‘ends’?