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accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative
Focus on the positive rather than the negative. If you're feeling down, try to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. Focus on the good things in your life!
eliminate (someone or something) from (something)
To remove or take someone or something away from something. A loss tonight would eliminate my team from the playoffs. We need to eliminate all dairy from this recipe because Jim is a vegan.
eliminate the negative and accentuate the positive
Focus on the positive rather than the negative. If you're feeling down, try to eliminate the negative and accentuate the positive. Focus on the good things in your life!
slang Murdered. Ray eliminated the informant, just as the boss told him to.
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eliminate someone or something from something
to remove someone or something from something. We had to eliminate Jeff from the list. The cook eliminated veal from the menu. She sought to eliminate herself from consideration.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. mod. killed. When Frank is eliminated, there will be no competition.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. How can anybody get eliminated on four beers?
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