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the glass is half full

The situation is generally better or more hopeful than might otherwise be perceived. Rebecca has such a cheery personality that even when her company was nearly bankrupt she believed that the glass was half full.
See also: full, glass, half

glass is half full, the

A person views the situation optimistically or hopefully. For example, Betty was not upset by the last-minute change, since it gave her extra time-she always sees the glass as half full . The opposite-that is, the pessimistic view-is put as the glass is half empty. Also see bright side.
See also: glass, half
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My pint glass is half full and I don't believe that grown men are arguing about their accommodation (Post, July 2).
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CONSERVATIVE AM for Monmouth David Davies also believes the glass is half full.
WEATHERGIRL Sian Lloyd has always believed the glass is half full.
Speyer observed that the real estate industry in general is in "good shape," but continuing recovery was also dependent on people seeing "the glass is half full.