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the bright side

The positive aspect of something that also has negative features; the optimistic view of something. The bright side of all this is that I was able to catch up on my reading while I was in the hospital. I know it's hot, but look on the bright side—at least it's not raining.
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bright side

A favorable or hopeful aspect, as in Bob is inclined to look on the bright side of everything. This idiom uses bright in the sense of "lit up with gladness or hope." [First half of 1800s] Also see glass is half full.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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