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rose-coloured spectacles

An unduly idealistic, optimistic, sentimental, or wistful perspective on or about something. Primarily heard in UK. I know Sarah looks on our childhood with rose-coloured spectacles, 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-coloured spectacles. You need to take off your rose-coloured spectacles for a moment and realise that there are serious problems in the world that need fixing.
See also: spectacle
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When he spoke so movingly on departing Downing Street of his great love for his country, was it with rose coloured spectacles kindly provided by Henrietta Marshall?
No I am not looking back with rose coloured spectacles as I also remember the dreaded liberty bodices.
Mr Hall will, I am sure, be pleased to know that I do not view capitalism through rose coloured spectacles, because, during my business life, I have both suffered and benefitted from its slings and arrows.
Aberdeen's Craig Brown said: "It looked a fairly even game to me - I was maybe seeing it through rose coloured spectacles - but we didn't convert the opportunities we had."
CALL MY SCORPIO LINE TO HEAR MORE 0904 470 0728 SOMEONE from the past is on your mind more than usual but make sure you are not remembering through rose coloured spectacles.
Because Libra; you're remembering it through rose coloured spectacles. A run in with a face from long ago can and will confirm this fact.
Rose Coloured Spectacles, Sporting's performance special for my outright fancy Justin Rose, has to be worth a small buy as anything better than a top-20 shows a gain of at least 100 per cent.
What kind of rose coloured spectacles does she wear?
The reality is that rather than being a celebration of urban music, this album veers into dangerous territory as it is best enjoyed with the benefit of rose coloured spectacles.
I do agree that we can often look back on the ``good old days'' with rose coloured spectacles to times that were not too ``good'' at all.
TO Ken Bates: a pair of rose coloured spectacles to go with his dreams - and somebody else's money to pay for them.
It is not for me, or him, to decide what is required for what event but, unlike Mr King, I have not got rose coloured spectacles and can readily see why police should wish to put extra resources on duty when football takes place NEIL HINCHLIFFE Birchencliffe
You have not been able to find a solution to your problems because you''re looking at life through rose coloured spectacles and now is when you need to take them off.
Aspects indicate that you may be remembering them through rose coloured spectacles.