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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
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Indeed, in the midst of the Civil War with family pitted against family and the death and destruction of successive battles riddling the country, it is natural that Abraham Lincoln would have looked back to the "better" days, reflecting through rose-colored glasses on the founding of the American colonies.
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The prosecutor's office is aware of that, but looks at this case through rose-colored glasses," the president's press service cited President Roza Otunbaeva as saying.
Dawnna Dukes said, according to the Austin American-Statesman, "Those rose-colored glasses are way too thick.
Don't mistake me for a Pollyanna wearing rose-colored glasses, though.
I worry that they are wearing rose-colored glasses.
Your uncle, Sam, has great hindsight, but his foresight is hampered by his tendency to wear thick, rose-colored glasses.
If she had taken off her rose-colored glasses a bit more, the book would have been even better.
Maybe I'm looking through rose-colored glasses, but from what I've seen, we have enough good players at all the positions to compete with anybody," he said.
7 percent despite the global credit crunch and subsequent financial crisis, it has been possible for the business sector to look at the economic situation with rose-colored glasses.
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But his take on the recession is not viewed through rose-colored glasses.
While some municipal leaders have already begun to recognize and address social and environmental sustainability issues, many are still wearing their rose-colored glasses when they plan for livable communities.
In materials, the rose-colored glasses on users' noses continue to interfere with a realistic assessment of true market conditions.