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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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AQUARIUS (JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 19) You can't look at a disappointment through rose coloured glasses. Acknowledge your grief and give yourself time to recover from this upset.
But I do not see reality through rose coloured glasses. I am deeply concerned about many things that come with this system.
He then took off his rose coloured glasses and rubbed his eyes.
The glasses are opaque with the image of a red rose on one side, perhaps a connection to the term 'rose coloured glasses'.
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. Take them off before a final decision.
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. Take them off before making a final decision.
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).
What message does this send out to the criminal fraternity?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!
If the instructor's views of the class were to rank above the students' perceptions on any particular scale, one could say that the instructor is viewing the class through "rose coloured glasses."