rose-tinted spectacles

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rose-tinted 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-tinted 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-tinted spectacles. You need to take off your rose-tinted spectacles for a moment and realise that there are serious problems in the world that need fixing.
See also: spectacle

rose-tinted spectacles

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rose-tinted glasses

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rose-coloured glasses

COMMON If someone sees something or someone through rose-tinted spectacles or rose-coloured glasses, they only notice the good things about them and so their view is unrealistic. Note: `Rose-coloured' is spelled `rose-colored' in American English. He accused diplomats of looking at the world through rose-tinted spectacles. I realise we all tend to see our children through rose-tinted glasses. Real estate broker Tom Foye believes that many buyers tend to look at houses with rose-colored glasses. Consequently, they end up feeling cheated.
See also: spectacle
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The old guard still preaching "youth's wasted on the young," But with my rose-coloured glasses I see only harmless fun.
Elton John, in rose-coloured glasses, plays Your Song and reminisces about getting his first piano from Santa.
The name of the book 'Sky Blue Eyes' was a term used by Rob's dad who would often accuse him of watching a Coventry game through rose-coloured glasses.
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"When you own a horse like this you have rose-coloured glasses on.
For instance, you may feel that bad things won't happen to you, and if they do, you still remain positive and see that negative event through rose-coloured glasses.
For more pictures and video go to www.gazettelive.co.uk THERE is no need to wear rose-coloured glasses when feasting your eyes on this beautiful sight.
If people in this country are not told of the real history, including the contribution of black people, then we will always view the history with rose-coloured glasses.
I have neither a tinted window nor rose-coloured glasses, I take a good look at traffic around me and see everything in black and white.
It's natural to feel stressed and overwhelmed and it's good you don't have rose-coloured glasses because you will experience ups and downs.
Through rose-coloured glasses - redefining the uae's retail experience O de Rose blossoms with patchwork furniture, pop art and ethnic fashion
Yes sir, those are genuine, Ottawa-issue rose-coloured glasses, their new Afghanistan line, no less.
With all the nostalgia shows on telly it seems we all want to remember the good old days and it's natural to look back with rose-coloured glasses.