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wear rose-colored glasses

To assume an unduly optimistic and cheerful attitude (toward something); to focus solely or primarily on the positive aspects (of something). Primarily heard in US. Many of us wear rose-colored glasses when we think back to our childhoods. It's part of the reason nostalgia is such a powerful emotional draw. I find it a little irksome how you always wear rose-colored glasses, even in the worst of times!
See also: glass, wear
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But I couldn't shake the sense that Ackerman is wearing rose-colored glasses.
Don't mistake me for a Pollyanna wearing rose-colored glasses, though.
Nevertheless, based upon recent comments by the who's who of business and economy, followed by negative reports and index surveys, one might say I am wearing rose-colored glasses.
This is another way of saying that she went through her years of power wearing rose-colored glasses, blissfully ignorant as to the costs of her and Ferdinand's rampant fraud, graft and outright theft.
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Without wearing rose-colored glasses, it's safe to say that the movement for comprehensive campaign finance reform is making real headway.
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Bernie Schaeffer isn't wearing rose-colored glasses when it comes to this market, and neither should you.