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cautiously optimistic

Generally confident regarding a situation and/or its outcome while still maintaining a readiness for possible difficulties or failure. I've prepared for this exam for weeks, so I'm feeling cautiously optimistic that it will turn out well. It's best to be cautiously optimistic when starting any new business.
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Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, has said that he is cautiously optimistic about the Eurozone.
Overall, we are cautiously optimistic about the full year.
Muscat: Motorists on the roads have been advised to drive cautiously by Royal Oman Police (ROP) following the rain in Muscat.
In one group of games they played adventurously, in the other cautiously.
Retailers and vendors were usually cautiously optimistic about the economic turnaround.
MARK Boucher's medical team are cautiously optimistic the former South Africa wicketkeeper will have a "reasonable recovery" of the vision in his left eye.
The voice of the athletes came over strong and loud so I'm cautiously optimistic.
I was cautiously optimistic last month when I received an email from Square about their new card reader that can be used to charge credit cards using a smartphone.
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With a maximum daytime temperature of 7C forecast on Tuesday with no overnight frost previously, I am cautiously optimistic.
cautiously welcomed the announcement by the Iranian authorities that the death
Speaking at Bloomberg's London offices, Mr Osborne said: "Here in Britain we can start to be cautiously optimistic about the economic situation.
we are cautiously optimistic that fundamental tals will begin to stabilize as the year progresses.
It added: "Overall, we remain cautiously optimistic for the full year outturn despite the global economic picture remaining uncertain.