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look (at something) through rose-tinted glasses

To assume a generally optimistic and cheerful attitude (toward something); to focus on the positive aspects (of something). Primarily heard in US. I know nostalgia can be misleading, but I really look at my childhood through rose-tinted glasses. It seems like Mary only looks through rose-tinted glasses, like she's in incapable of dealing with the negative things in life!
See also: glass, look, through

rose-tinted glasses

An unduly idealistic, optimistic, sentimental, or wistful perspective on or about something. I know Sarah looks on our childhood with rose-tinted 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-tinted glasses. You need to take off your rose-tinted glasses for a moment and realize that there are serious problems in the world that need fixing.
See also: glass

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

tints

1. slang Sunglasses. The door was guarded by a huge guy wearing tints and an earpiece. I was so hungover that I kept my tints on throughout the entire meal.
2. slang The tinted windows of a car or limousine. Everyone assumed he had started dealing drugs when he put tints on his SUV. Three men in suits ushered the man into a black car with tints.
See also: tint

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

tints

n. sunglasses. I have to get some prescription tints.
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His ministry will allow owners to fully tint all window with an application fee of RM50 and a biennial fee of RM5,000 upon approval.
Visibility tints--alternatively referred to as a handling tints--are tints derived from much less than 5% added colourant, making the lenses easier to see and handle.
A poor quality film cannot not only blurs the vision, it can also damage the window glass when removed, said Maksim Odnorozhenko, managing director at Tint n Sun, Dubai and a veteran at car tinting, who insists it's important to choose the right quality of tinting material.
The next step is outlining the area on your Snap that you wish to tint. Do this by tracing the edges of whatever object you want tinted.
Ali Rashid, an Emirati in Salma area, said a friend of his met with a serious accident due to excessive car window tint. "The dark windows become darker at night, and that seriously disrupts vision."
Nivea Visage Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Tinted Day Cream pounds 10.65 Another recent addition to the Q10 line is this sheer-finish tint that blends to suit any skin tone.
"Most were unaware of the law surrounding tinted windows and appreciated being given the opportunity to avoid prosecution.
Officers from Cannock Neighbourhood Policing Unit focused on targeting anti-social use of vehicles such as cars with tinted windows.
VEHICLE CHECK: Sgt Paul Dee of Cleveland Police and the window tint tester Picture by Peter Reimann
Try BeneFit's You Rebel SPF15, pounds 19.50, or Hard Candy's Hint Tint tinted moisturiser, pounds 9 from selected Debenhams and Boots, which has a matte finish to keep your face shine-free.
Revlon Coloretey Overtime Lash Tint in Black ($7.50, at drugstores) lasts for three days!
Next, they chose one color and mixed it into the white paint on the plate, creating a tint of that color.
This study was conducted to determine the level of automobile window tint that causes a significant reduction of vision for automobile drivers.
Tint, vice presidents in the Summer Co.'s Land Division at the Morristown regional office, negotiated the transaction on an exclusive basis in representing Prospect Land Corp.