rose-tinted spectacles

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rose-tinted glasses

An unduly idealistic, optimistic, sentimental, or wistful perspective on or about something. I know Sarah looks on our childhood with rose-tinted 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-tinted glasses.
See also: glass

rose-tinted spectacles

An unduly idealistic, optimistic, sentimental, or wistful perspective on or about something. Primarily heard in UK. I know Sarah looks on our childhood with rose-tinted spectacles, 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-tinted spectacles. You need to take off your rose-tinted spectacles for a moment and realise that there are serious problems in the world that need fixing.
See also: spectacle

rose-tinted spectacles

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rose-tinted glasses

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rose-coloured glasses

COMMON If someone sees something or someone through rose-tinted spectacles or rose-coloured glasses, they only notice the good things about them and so their view is unrealistic. Note: `Rose-coloured' is spelled `rose-colored' in American English. He accused diplomats of looking at the world through rose-tinted spectacles. I realise we all tend to see our children through rose-tinted glasses. Real estate broker Tom Foye believes that many buyers tend to look at houses with rose-colored glasses. Consequently, they end up feeling cheated.
See also: spectacle
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For instance, you may feel that bad things won't happen to you, and if they do, you still remain positive and see that negative event through rose-coloured glasses.
uk THERE is no need to wear rose-coloured glasses when feasting your eyes on this beautiful sight.
AI have always been accused of viewing the world through rose-coloured glasses, so why stop now?
Let's take the rose-coloured glasses off and face facts.
It's not clear why Israel -- one of the world's most paranoid nations -- is described as a place so trusting and gullible that they need to create a special tactic ("the Tenth Man") to counter their tendency to look at the world through rose-coloured glasses.
If people in this country are not told of the real history, including the contribution of black people, then we will always view the history with rose-coloured glasses.
I have neither a tinted window nor rose-coloured glasses, I take a good look at traffic around me and see everything in black and white.
Stop remembering 'that' person through rose-coloured glasses and focus on the fabulous future.
I think the council are looking at the situation through rose-coloured glasses as they think it will bring more students down here when they see what it on offer.
I think Alex has got rose-coloured glasses on," he said.
It's natural to feel stressed and overwhelmed and it's good you don't have rose-coloured glasses because you will experience ups and downs.
Because if so, the council needs to look at it again without the rose-coloured glasses.
Perhaps she has rose-coloured glasses but all I saw was a Labour administration and an opposition of Plaid and Independent councillors trying our very best to provide services to the people of the borough.
Through rose-coloured glasses - redefining the uae's retail experience O de Rose blossoms with patchwork furniture, pop art and ethnic fashion
My love for music and singing will never change but the rose-coloured glasses are no longer so rosy.