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look (at something) through rose-colored glasses

To assume a generally optimistic and cheerful attitude (toward something); to focus on the positive aspects (of something). Primarily heard in US. I know nostalgia can be misleading, but I really look at my childhood through rose-colored glasses. I think Mary is only capable of looking through rose-colored glasses, like she's in complete denial of the negative things in life!
See also: glass, look

rose-colored glasses

An unduly idealistic, optimistic, sentimental, or wistful perspective on or about something. Primarily heard in US. I know Sarah looks on our childhood with rose-colored glasses, but I can't put aside how difficult my parents' failing marriage was for all of us. Despite doing worse every quarter for the last two years, our boss keeps seeing the business through rose-colored glasses. You need to take off your rose-colored glasses for a moment and realize that there are serious problems in the world that need fixing.
See also: glass

wear rose-colored glasses

To assume an unduly optimistic and cheerful attitude (toward something); to focus solely or primarily on the positive aspects (of something). Primarily heard in US. Many of us wear rose-colored glasses when we think back to our childhoods. It's part of the reason nostalgia is such a powerful emotional draw. I find it a little irksome how you always wear rose-colored glasses, even in the worst of times!
See also: glass, wear

rose-colored

Of a shade of pink. I'm going to wear a rose-colored dress to the wedding this weekend. We love watching the rose-colored clouds at sunset.

through rose-colored glasses

with an attitude that things are better than they really are Looked at through rose-colored glasses, the story of women's role in the state's politics could be considered a success.
Usage notes: usually used with see something or look at something: The magazine had a habit of looking at social issues through rose-colored glasses.
See also: glass

rose-coloured glasses

  (British & Australian) also rose-colored glasses/rose-coloured spectacles (American & Australian/British)
if someone thinks about or looks at something with rose-coloured glasses, they think it is more pleasant than it really is She's nostalgic for a past that she sees through rose-colored glasses.
See also: glass

see through rose-colored glasses

Also, look through rose-colored glasses. Take an optimistic view of something, as in Kate enjoys just about every activity; she sees the world through rose-colored glasses, or If only Marvin wouldn't be so critical, if he could look through rose-colored glasses once in a while, he'd be much happier . The adjectives rosy and rose-colored have been used in the sense of "hopeful" or "optimistic" since the 1700s; the current idiom dates from the 1850s.
See also: glass, see

through rose-colored glasses

With an unduly cheerful, optimistic, or favorable view of things: see the world through rose-colored glasses.
See also: glass
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TR60 and TR93 are recommended for colored PVC siding, profiles, and polyester gel coats requiring high weathering resistance.
Hundt says markets for colored wood mulch began in Ohio and then spread east and west.
Florida is a strong market for colored wood mulch, as the landscaping season in that state is year-round, says Dan Brandon, marketing manager for Morbark Inc.
Two reasons why colored wood mulch is so popular, Lyman says, are that the product holds color longer and does not fade.
He says colored wood mulch is sold to both commercial and residential accounts.
Frahm says mulch that is not colored will fade quickly from UV exposure and the elements.
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Until now, it's been a limited market because of recyclers' inability to recycle these colored bottles effectively.
These nondusting pigments are intended to compete with colored nylon fibers, thermoplastic colored chips, and perhaps metal-flake pigments.
TR92 and CR40 are recommended for colored PVC siding, profiles, and gel coats, which require high weathering resistance.
HD6X is designed for use at relatively high pigment concentrations, such as in opaque flexible PVC, CR 40 is recommended for colored PVC siding, profiles, and gel coats, which require high weathering resistance.