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cautiously optimistic

Generally confident regarding a situation and/or its outcome while still maintaining a readiness for possible difficulties or failure. I've prepared for this exam for weeks, so I'm feeling cautiously optimistic that it will turn out well. It's best to be cautiously optimistic when starting any new business.
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Mr Mackay said: "I do remain cautiously optimistic that contracts will be secured for BiFab but of course we need to ensure that the benefits need to reach the wider supply chain of renewables in Scotland."
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He urged the US to act cautiously and avoid forcefully moving forward this draft resolution.
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BRITAIN is "cautiously optimistic" of striking a Brexit deal with the European Union "but there is a lot of work to do to get there", Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.
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