through rose-coloured spectacles

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
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Would it match their hopes, and were they remembering the original run through rose-coloured spectacles? Absolutely not.
Sorry, Mr Norwood, but you are obviously looking at the situation through rose-coloured spectacles. And before you jump to any conclusion, I do not support this coalition Government either.
I like and trust Jack Straw, although I think he regards the Family Court through rose-coloured spectacles, so I'm hopeful but I'm also watchful.
Chief executive Stuart Rose appears to be viewing the situation through rose-coloured spectacles when he says "you need to look underneath the numbers to see what's really going on".
Whether you take your Valentine to a restaurant or have a quiet romantic night at home,Champagne will put the sparkle in your partner's eyes (and your own!).And if you really want to see each other through rose-coloured spectacles, then why not splash out and go for pink Champagne?
I suggest that his own natural limitations come from viewing a Rule Britannia era through rose-coloured spectacles, masking a history of oppression for women and non-white races.