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rose-colored glasses

An unduly idealistic, optimistic, sentimental, or wistful perspective on or about something. Primarily heard in US. I know Sarah looks on our childhood with rose-colored glasses, but I can't put aside how difficult my parents' failing marriage was for all of us. Despite doing worse every quarter for the last two years, our boss keeps seeing the business through rose-colored glasses. You need to take off your rose-colored glasses for a moment and realize that there are serious problems in the world that need fixing.
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Put on rose colored glasses, view the world through gratefulness rather than annoyances.
Lo and behold, Beeula taps the Magic Sceptre three times and says the magic words,"Let everyone know the magic of Halloween" and magic dust brings along candy corn, rose colored glasses, a black cat costume for Pumpkin-Puss, Beeula's Halloween-challenged cat, pumpkin flashlights, trick or treat bags, and a huge black owl named Hootie
These recommendations should help to remove the rose colored glasses that a lot of people use to view tax-exempt organizations.
For the blinded Bush followers, he could say the grass is green one day and pink the next and they would run for their rose colored glasses and proclaim that he is right.
Let's figure out exactly what each party needs and wants, what is important for each group, and then work out a plan for achieving it without the rose colored glasses," he recommends.
When we love a place or a person or anything," Nakamura explains, "we tend to look at it through rose colored glasses.