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To be optimistic, especially about a particular situation. Oh, think positive—there's no reason to believe you won't get the job.
Concrete, inarguable proof (of something). A surprisingly large number of people feel there still isn't proof positive that the earth is a globe. I need proof positive of his commitment to me before I'll agree to marriage.
Having or intended to have the effect of encouraging a positive view of one's body that focuses on overall wellbeing and self worth, as opposed to being self-critical or adhering to unhealthy trends or societal views of beauty. I try to maintain a body positive mindset, but it's hard when the media bombards us with idealized images of female beauty. It's nice to see some body positive advertising for once.
(I've) seen better.
a noncommittal and not very positive judgment about something or someone. Alice: How did you like the movie? John: I've seen better. Bill: What do you think about this weather? Bob: Seen better.
Be optimistic, concentrate on the good rather than the bad, as in It's true you were fired but think positive-now you can look for a job you really like . This expression comes from the psychological doctrine of positive thinking, which gained currency with Norman Vincent Peale's popular book, The Power of Positive Thinking (1953). [Second half of 1900s]