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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

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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Cheddar cited people familiar with Snap's plans in its report when it claimed that the second-generation Spectacles will likely ship in the fall season.
In addition to Spectacles, Cheddar reported Snap had reached out to eyewear manufacturers Luxottica and Warby Parker about partnerships.
How long have you worn spectacles for, and what prompted you to go for a sight test?
Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec 28 ( ANI ): At least 217 prison inmates and 72 police staff of the Madurai Central Prison will receive free spectacles from the India Vision Institute (IVI) here today.
The author explores how theatre in the UK, particularly plays and productions staged in London in the 21st century, has responded to the use of theatrical spectacle by those who wage war or manage perceptions of war, such as the state, the military, and the media, and how these productions have encouraged audiences to watch war and other forms of conflict and violence with more attention to spectacle and how spectacles aim to impose specific ideologies or attract media audiences.
It's all very well promoting online companies which provide spectacles at a fraction of the cost, but who are people expected to go to when they have concerns about their vision or when their spectacles need adjusting or repairing?
The short videos shot with Spectacles are automatically synced in SD or HD directly to the Moments tab of a paired Snapchat account.
It was Commodus's personal involvement in many of the spectacles he staged that was inconsistent with previous Roman practice rather than the concept of an emperor providing various profligate entertainments for the populace of Rome.
For a start, positioning Spectacles as sunglasses rather than eyewear makes them instantly cooler, and the round lens design, available in black, turquoise and orange, is much more stylish.
This type of strategic placement allowed Snap to position their new product where Snapchat's main audience are likely to find it, lineup, and get a pair of Spectacles for $130.
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.
D'autres spectacles sont egalement au programme dont "Soulamiya" de Dar Chaabane Fehri (21 juin) outre la presentation de la piece theatrale "Hajes" (15 juin) et la projection d'un film documentaire du club de cinema a Hammamet (19 juin).
Essilor do Brasil continued to lead spectacles in Brazil in 2014, recording a value share of 15%.
Spectacles grew by 3% in value terms and 1% in volume terms in 2015.
Global Banking News-January 8, 2015--Goldman invests in German online spectacles retailer