on the bright side

on the bright side

Fig. [ignoring the bad for a moment] considering the positive aspects of a situation. (See also look on the bright side.) On the bright side, the car you wrecked was covered by insurance.
See also: bright, on, side
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Well, of course, if you can look on the bright side, pray do; it's a mercy if people haven't sensitive feelings, in this world.
You see things on the bright side, and so much the better for you.
We all tried to look on the bright side of things, but Mr.
Well," said Polly, slowly, "I just try to look on the bright side of things; that helps one amazingly.