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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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Well, I'm going to go whole hog, as they say down south and commit: I'm optimistic about holiday sales, no caution required.
This is the second time that Oman has been included in the Index, and we are pleased to see that consumers remain extremely optimistic in their expectations for the coming months.
Singapore ( 78 per cent) and Thailand ( 77 per cent) are the next most optimistic nations.
But that is not significantly different from the 8% who were very optimistic in 2000 and 10% who were very optimistic in 1991.
consul in the southern province of Adana, said it seemed that people in Turkey were very optimistic.
FARMERS have become marginally more optimistic about the future.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar are also fairly optimistic at 72.
On the outlook for this year, 66 percent were 'optimistic' or 'very optimistic.
The 61-year-old sat down with the England international earlier this week, and having previously admitted he was not optimistic.
Communication studies offer third-person perception; health psychology offers optimistic bias.
TEHRAN: Crescent Petrol-eum yesterday said it was still optimistic it could finalise a deal with Iran on importing natural gas to the UAE, after a senior Iranian official said he opposed terms agreed so far.
Crescent Petroleum said on Monday it was still optimistic it could finalise a deal with Iran on importing natural gas to the United Arab Emirates, after a senior Iranian official said he opposed terms agreed so far.
Summary: Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has downgraded its rating of the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) to Underweight due to the disappointing trading pattern witnessed in the second quarter of 2008 and the belief that the market is still optimistic on the stock.
Consumers in the UAE are optimistic in their attitudes towards all five indicators.