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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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They do retain the ability to be realistic in their assessments, which means they are not naEaive about situations, nor have rose coloured glasses on.
From what I think and from what I've seen through my rose coloured glasses, it was a good performance.
All I can say is roll down your tinted windows and take off your rose coloured glasses and simply look at the surrounding traffic and see how the mandatory seat belt laws are being flouted
REGARDING Blair and Brown to blame (Letters, October 17), Mr Kirby accuses Andy McDonald and J Hampton of wearing rose coloured glasses.
You may be remembering them through rose coloured glasses.
To find out more 0901 6093144 LEO (July 24/Aug 23): You can't get someone from your past out of your mind, but you may be remembering them through rose coloured glasses.
She has shot a 3D promo for the song Rose Coloured Glasses.
WHAT pretty blinkered rose coloured glasses Thomas John looks through (letters, August 19).
t our government and our ministers take off their rose coloured glasses and take a long hard look at Wendy Clarke's face and other victims of crimes and start bringing in harsher, longer sentencing to rightly punish these thugs.
NHS, education, policing, house building, rejuvenating social problems of gun crime, bullying and law and disorder, Gordon is looking through rose coloured glasses as 70 per cent of our salaries are already dispensed through direct and indirect taxes
I think Andy McDonald and J Hampton must share the same pair of rose coloured glasses.
Wake up and smell the coffee and stop remembering the past through rose coloured glasses.
Wake up and stop looking at the past through rose coloured glasses.