This Idiom, “Shed No Light On~”

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Nov 18, 2010 23:02
While I was reading an article about Australian twins’ shootings in Yahoo!7 News, I encountered a sentence that said “During a brief conversation with investigators, family members shed no light on what may have happened, Perea said.”
I didn’t know what “shed no light on~” meant.
So, I looked the idiom up in some dictionaries.
The Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary says, “Something or someone that casts/sheds/throws light on a situation provides an explanation for it or information which makes it easier to understand.”

I assume that the idiom is often used in criminal articles.
Well, I can’t help reading criminal articles, when I try to read English articles for learning English.
I’d better read something else, happy ones.