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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.
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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!

eliminated

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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

eliminated

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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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"However, I still have the Commonwealth title eliminator which is my focus."
Pigford then proceeded to withdraw from that eliminator, leaving the Board with little option to put another obstacle in front of 29-year-old Metcalf, who must now beat the former Southern Area champion Byfield in a clash which has gone out to purse bids before coming up against former champion Williams for the title at some point, hopefully, later this year.
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"I was supposed to fight for the English title but we couldn't get that, so the Boxing Board's ordered me and Turley to fight for a British title eliminator. I'm looking forward to it.
We certainly didn't think we'd be meeting in a final eliminator for a world title.
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The Eliminator may be a rangefinding marvel, but it's also a hulking, sci-fi-looking scope that spans nearly 16 inches and tips the scale at 26 ounces.
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ELIMINATOR: Frankie Gavin took the drastic action of switching coaches by leaving Anthony Farnell in Manchester and moving to London and teaming up with tough disciplinarian Jimmy Tibbs and son Mark.
The match was originally scheduled for a Commonwealth title eliminator but was upgraded, on the suggestion of Maxwell's manager Jon Pegg, to an eliminator for the British crown.
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American ref Mark Nelson refused to let battered challenger Karo Murat take any more before the tenth round of their European lightheavyweight title fight which doubled as a WBO eliminator.
The new Spot & Stain Remover Wipes for general cleaning and Urine Eliminator Wipes for pet stains combine the power of Rug Doctor's professional stain-fighting expertise with the convenience of pre-moistened wipes in re-sealable packaging.
The new Spot & Stain Remover Wipes for general cleaning and Urine Eliminator Wipes for pet stains combine the power of Rug Doctor's professional stain-fighting expertise with the convenience of pre-moistened wipes in re-sealable packaging And in keeping with Rug Doctor's company-wide focus on sustainability, its new wipes are biodegradable, in recyclable packages of 24 per pack.
The 4X-12X-42mm Eliminator LaserScope features an integrated 800yard rangefinder coupled with a very simple yet very accurate method of customizing the trajectory compensation capability to virtually any cartridge.