I'd like to know if the expression "bring to light" used to mean to discover or reveal (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/bring--to--light) is considered cliché - or even tacky - in scientific writing?
I know that oftentimes, either because we want to sound original (or even daring), or because we want to avoid repeating a certain word, we resort to synonyms.
I find scientific writing to be rather (unnecessarily) stiff. Thus, the intention of sounding innovative can backfire and cost the author's credibility if one miss the bull's eye.
Is there any style manual that explicitly condemns - or approves of - the use of the expression?