look on the bright side


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look on the bright side

To highlight the good in an otherwise bad situation. Looking on the bright side, I'll have plenty of time to start my own business now that I'm unemployed. I know you're disappointed, but you need to look on the bright side. At least you made it to the championship game—that's more than a lot of people can say.
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look on the bright side

Fig. consider the positive aspects of a negative situation. Look on the bright side. Things could have been much worse than they are.
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look on the bright side

to try to see something good in a bad situation Look on the bright side. The accident insurance might pay for a new car.
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