The metaphor «Light at the End of the Tunnel» appeared in 1882 in the United States in a religious work. In the 1920 s it became a political language; in the 1950 s and 1960 s it was often used in connection
with the French war in Indochina and the US war in Vietnam. In the second half of the 1970 s a new version of this expression appeared: «The light at the end of the tunnel is a train».
оrigin of familiar phrases; political language; the Vietnam War; T.L. Cutler; D. Lloyd George; B. Baruch; J.F. Kennedy; D. Appleton.