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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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.
Even so it would be best to take off the rose-coloured spectacles before jumping to optimistic conclusions.
May I respectfully suggest you remove your blinkers and rose-coloured spectacles and look at the bigger picture.
12) remembers old Middlesbrough through clouded, rose-coloured spectacles.
Sorry, Mr Norwood, but you are obviously looking at the situation through rose-coloured spectacles.
Not that the ITV pundits - who view the world through English rose-coloured spectacles - believe they can.
Assessing it accurately is important, but often opinions differ with many clerks of courses tending to view it through rose-coloured spectacles.
You cant seem to stop thinking about the past but you need to remember it as it was and not through rose-coloured spectacles my friend.
CALL MY TAURUS LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0722 YOU can't seem to stop thinking of the past but need to remember it as it was, not through rose-coloured spectacles.
But for those of you who have been walking round blinkered or, dare I suggest, wearing rose-coloured spectacles and who have failed to notice, tomorrow is Valentine's Day.
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.