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After the quake, everyone saw the glimmers of hope on the horizon.

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  • This is a well-known expression. What have you found out? – marcellothearcane Sep 15 '20 at 20:50
  • The context associated to this sentence is essential; you must add this context. – LPH Sep 15 '20 at 20:50
  • @marcellothearcane I wouldn't be asking if I had known.🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ – user121952 Sep 15 '20 at 20:59
  • It means there are these glimmers ... of hope ... right above the horizon. Sort of adjacent to it. The horizon, that is. – Ricky Sep 15 '20 at 21:06
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On the horizon is an idiomatic expression meaning "imminent or just becoming apparent". See the Lexico dictionary.

If there is hope on the horizon, that means that people think things will improve in the near future.

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