cautiously optimistic

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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Global Banking News-May 10, 2017--Draghi cautiously optimistic on Eurozone
We're cautiously optimistic he'll be all right for the South Africa game.
Factors such as macro risks and economic weakness are lower than in our previous survey and locally, banks restarting to lend, are some of the principal reasons for the cautiously optimistic growth outlook.
The phrase is such a perfect description for our recent, cautiously optimistic times that it could've been used way too often to describe far too many things: Retailers were cautiously optimistic heading to trade shows; vendors were cautiously optimistic heading to trade shows.
It's better than 50/50 at this stage, I'm cautiously optimistic," said Mole.
International investors are cautiously optimistic about the ongoing "social movement" in Turkey, the international coordinator for the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSA[degrees]AD) said in a telephone interview with the Hurriyet Daily News yesterday.
One can be cautiously optimistic that the president is leaning toward the idea of enhancing the US-China relationship rather than seeking confrontation," it said.
The voice of the athletes came over strong and loud so I'm cautiously optimistic.
LIVERPOOL wealth investment firm Rathbone Brothers said it is cautiously optimistic about prospects for 2012, after revealing better trading during 2011.
I was cautiously optimistic last month when I received an email from Square about their new card reader that can be used to charge credit cards using a smartphone.
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The Office for National Statistics is cautiously optimistic that over 90 per cent of the forms which were sent out have been returned or will be in the coming few days.
Speaking at Bloomberg's London offices, Mr Osborne said: "Here in Britain we can start to be cautiously optimistic about the economic situation.
we are cautiously optimistic that fundamental tals will begin to stabilize as the year progresses.