through rose-coloured spectacles

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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.
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Having said that, I have never viewed the party, either in Government or Opposition, through rose coloured spectacles. While realising and accepting faults as well as good points, I have always cast my vote from the heart.