rose-coloured spectacles

rose-coloured 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-coloured 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-coloured spectacles. You need to take off your rose-coloured spectacles for a moment and realise that there are serious problems in the world that need fixing.
See also: spectacle
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Even so it would be best to take off the rose-coloured spectacles before jumping to optimistic conclusions.
One of the veiled girls called me an apostate before slapping me," said Jebali from behind huge rose-coloured spectacles.
Sorry, Mr Norwood, but you are obviously looking at the situation through rose-coloured spectacles.
Assessing it accurately is important, but often opinions differ with many clerks of courses tending to view it through rose-coloured spectacles.
The rose-coloured spectacles soon fog over once the kids, the bills and the reality of sharing not just a bed but a bathroom with someone else kicks in.
We, in whose name wars are waged, should not be forcibly issued rose-coloured spectacles.
I agree that we can often look back on the "good old days" with rose-coloured spectacles.
Mike Jeffries, clearly wishes there were not quite so many rose-coloured spectacles north of the border.
A quite different picture emerges when we remove Miss Adamick's rose-coloured spectacles.
THE ROSE: Stop looking at life through rose-coloured spectacles and face up to reality.
TALK about rose-coloured spectacles - a certain Howard Hodgson, who is a director of the Aston Villa Supporters Trust, has claimed his claret and blues are the biggest club in the Championship.
YOUR correspondent Marcia Romney had her rose-coloured spectacles firmly perched on her nose when she penned her somewhat roseate ode to pre-Dan Smith Newcastle.
SOME Labour supporters still continue to see the world through rose-coloured spectacles and like their so-called leader will not face up to the truth.
May I respectfully suggest you remove your blinkers and rose-coloured spectacles and look at the bigger picture.