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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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1 Robbie Williams Angels 2 Frank Sinatra My Way 3 Monty Python Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life 4 Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven 5 Queen Who Wants To Live Forever 6 Green Day Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) 7 REM Everybody Hurts 8 OasisLive Forever9 Bette MidlerWind Beneath My Wings 10 Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Amazing Grace
The Bright Side tells the story of Jackie, a woman who comes home from work to catch her husband having sex with a neighbour.
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On the bright side Kris, you don't have to work for grumpy Sir Al.
On the bright side," continued Shore, "at this time most of our higher-priced inventories have been cycled through manufacturing and sales, and to the extent raw material prices have retreated of late, we expect a positive impact on operating results beginning in the fourth quarter.
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The Gadburys have been Optimists for 25 years in Santa Clarita, members of a club that meets simply to do good deeds, to look at the bright side of life and to help others do the same.
On the bright side for Kerry boss Jack O'Connor, Seamus Moynihan started at centre-back and played a starring role.