glass-half-full

glass-half-full

(used as a modifier before a noun) Of or characterized by a generally optimistic worldview. Rebecca has such a glass-half-full mentality that even when her company went bankrupt she simply saw it as a learning experience for the future.

(see the) ˌglass half ˈfull/half ˈempty

used to describe whether somebody has a positive or negative attitude towards something: People are prepared to see the glass half full at the moment rather than half empty.He’s a glass-half-full type of guy (= he always expects good things to happen).
See also: empty, full, glass, half
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But I also feel it's an exciting time for rugby league, full of opportunity - it would be good to see some positivity and a glass-half-full mentality from people within the game.
A draw at Walsall and a hardearned home win against Chesterfield lifted City towards mid-table respectability - just three points above the relegation zone but, from a glass-half-full perspective, only five shy of the play-off places.
Undocumented immigrants in Texas are taking a glass-half-full approach as a 2012 initiative that has benefited hundreds of thousands of immigrants marks its four-year anniversary.
ANDREW LYNCH is well known for his glass-half-full attitude and that outlook is being tested once again as he faces up to two months on the sidelines with a broken arm.
No-one admires positivity and the glass-half-full mentality more than me but it has to be liberally sprinkled with realism.
You can look at this from a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty perspective - and for us it's a glass-half-full," Volker TAaAaAeA rk, the U.
Still, I am a glass-half-full man myself, and maybe after we have sorted the "unfinished business", as Jamie Roberts says, of winning the Webb Ellis Cup, all the ex-pats will head home to the four regions to bask in the glory from their adoring fans
Goldstein, who is a fellow retiree with a wonderfully optimistic glass-half-full philosophy on living a fulfilling retirement life.
His grandmother has a glass-half-full response for every query: Why, the bus breathes fire, and the bus driver always has a trick for CJ.
With practice, being a positive, glass-half-full type can become habitual.
A lot of times when she said that it was as crazy as any household that you can imagine, but she always was a glass-half-full type of person.
Glass-half-full people are persistent, and that "never give up" attitude" gives them the will to persevere--they are wired to expect success.
Typically, Jagielka views the situation from a glass-half-full perspective with his belief that, if he goes, great, but if he doesn't that will give him his summer free to build up his strength and fitness ahead of what could be a fantastic season for Everton next year.
Scisson, naturally a glass-half-full type, says there's nothing abnormal going on at the firm and that the departures just happen to be occurring more or less simultaneously.