tint


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

look (at something) through rose-tinted glasses

To assume a generally optimistic and cheerful attitude (toward something); to focus on the positive aspects (of something). Primarily heard in US. I know nostalgia can be misleading, but I really look at my childhood through rose-tinted glasses. I think Mary is only capable of looking through rose-tinted glasses, like she's in complete denial of the negative things in life!
See also: glass, look, through

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 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. You need to take off your rose-tinted glasses for a moment and realize that there are serious problems in the world that need fixing.
See also: glass

rose-tinted spectacles

or

rose-tinted glasses

or

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

tints

n. sunglasses. I have to get some prescription tints.
See also: tint
References in periodicals archive ?
His clarification came after motorists contacted an Arabic radio station saying they were fined for putting the tint on the windshield.
They are a good option for those patients who are light sensitive, who require flexibility in their tint preferences, or those who have a pathological or genetic condition, for example, albinism.
However, not only can such tints ruin your window glass, it can actually get nearly opaque sooner than you would imagine.
Once people start adding window tints to the screens they are reducing their visibility.
The following class, we reviewed the definitions of value, tint and shade, and were ready to complete our unfinished, undecorated snowmen.
Recently it has become possible and popular for automobile owners to further darken the tint (reduce transmittance of light) on car windows (side and rear).
As interest in the properties increased, Rasmusson and Tint spent several months interviewing potential builders, developers, and investors bidding for the two tracts.
In learning to hand tint photographs students examine two different art forms: photography and painting.
D&D Sun Control, an automobile window-tinting business, is the exclusive Pulaski County dealer for 3M Scotch tint window film, according to the company's manager, Chuck Wagner.
The sleek, compact flip design of the Samsung Tint makes it both durable and fashionable.
Tint World(R) Automotive Styling Centers, an auto customisation and window tinting franchise, has received placement on Franchise Gator's Top 100 Franchises of 2018, Fastest Growing Franchises and Top Emerging Franchises lists.
Summary: Former 30% tint limit now boosted to 50% to help car owners stay cool under sun
When my car used to have light transparent tint, I was preyed several times by criminal elements.
Samsung Galaxy S8 users in South Korea reported facing a red tint issue with the device's display on April 17.
com)-- For Boca Raton-area individuals and businesses looking to tint more than their car windows, The Window Tint Guys, Inc.