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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.
See also: glass

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

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

make a spectacle of (oneself)

To attract attention by foolish or conspicuous behavior. Katie made a spectacle of herself at the New Year's Eve party by confronting her ex-boyfriend in front of all the other guests. Darren's so clumsy that he tends to make a spectacle of himself everywhere he goes.
See also: make, of, spectacle

see (something) through rose-coloured spectacles

To assume a generally optimistic and cheerful attitude toward something; to focus only or mostly on the positive aspects of something. Primarily heard in UK. Nostalgia can be misleading—we all tend to see our childhoods through rose-coloured spectacles. I think Mary is only capable of seeing things through rose-coloured spectacles, like she's in complete denial of the negative things in life!
See also: see, spectacle, through

look (at something) through rose-coloured spectacles

To assume a generally optimistic and cheerful attitude (toward something); to focus only or mostly on the positive aspects (of something). Primarily heard in UK. I know nostalgia can be misleading, but I really look at my childhood through rose-coloured spectacles. I think Mary is only capable of looking through rose-coloured spectacles, like she's in complete denial of the negative things in life!
See also: look, spectacle, through

through rose-coloured spectacles

With a generally optimistic and cheerful attitude. Primarily heard in UK. I know you look at your childhood through rose-coloured spectacles, but nostalgia like that can be misleading. I think Mary is only capable of seeing things through rose-coloured spectacles, like she's in complete denial of the negative things in life.
See also: spectacle, through

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

make a ˈspectacle of yourself

draw attention to yourself by behaving or dressing in a ridiculous way in public: He made a spectacle of himself by shouting at the barman.
See also: make, of, spectacle
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While I have one pair of spectacles that sit by the phone in the kitchen at home that I have had for around 10 years, the rest I regularly sort through and recycle with Vision Aid Overseas.
Grace Browning, Founder of Krupa Foundation, said she was appreciative of the involvement of IVI in this project which would be of tremendous benefit to the spectacle recipients who in most cases come from an "underprivileged background who may not have had an access to this, otherwise.
Robert Scoble, the infamous and enthusiastic tech blogger who shot a selfie with the Google Glass while naked in the shower, says that Spectacle Snapbots 'make a lot more sense than the way Google rolled out Google Glass to developers and nerds.
This single group cohort study, undertaken at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from Jan 2012 to September 2013, assessed patients' satisfaction, spectacle independence and visual disturbance after implantation of multifocal IOLs.
Le spectacle de cloture sera anime par la troupe "Essoulamia" de Ezzeddine Ferjani le 24 juin 2016.
Dans son nouveau spectacle, il a sciemment puise dans la poesie nationale, notamment la poesie de Kateb Yacine, Malek Haddad, Slimane Djouadi, Brahim Seddiki, Nacerddine Haddid, Lakhdar Berka, Allaoua Koussa, Mohamed Lamine Saidi et Mohamed Zabour.
Durant l'evenement,chaque spectacle dans la rue avait son propre public de toutes les categories et couches sociales.
Its strong position was linked to the leading position of Essilor do Brasil in spectacle lenses, in which the company recorded a value share of 63% in 2014, powered by strong brands such as Varilux, Transitions and Crizal.
The paper will track how spectacle operates in the 21st century documentary, assessing two particular films as case studies to critique this concept and addressing whether the filmmakers are embracing the new technology, thereby creating new experiences for the audience and thus approaching the production of documentaries differently.
Spectacle frames showed the fastest current value growth at 6% and sunglasses grew by 4% in 2015.
5,6] This study was conducted in order to investigate knowledge of refractive errors, attitude and care seeking behaviour towards spectacle use and to assess effectiveness of health education for positive changes in attitude and practice.
3- La Maison d'El-Sehimi presente un spectacle haut en couleurs et en saveurs de la troupe City Bande.
Spectacle frames made entirely from bio-sourced plastic are going on sale in Japan.
Gruevski's government proved best in taking advantage of the strategies of spectacle, that is to say, marketing, media and propaganda.
ENTRANTS are being encouraged to come forward for the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award.