through rose-colored glasses


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through rose-colored glasses

with an attitude that things are better than they really are Looked at through rose-colored glasses, the story of women's role in the state's politics could be considered a success.
Usage notes: usually used with see something or look at something: The magazine had a habit of looking at social issues through rose-colored glasses.
See also: glass

through rose-colored glasses

With an unduly cheerful, optimistic, or favorable view of things: see the world through rose-colored glasses.
See also: glass