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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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Wearing rose-colored glasses. Employers who choose to only see what they want to and look the other way when office romances bloom run a high risk of subjecting themselves to potential sexual harassment claims.
especially if you are wearing rose-colored glasses.
But I couldn't shake the sense that Ackerman is wearing rose-colored glasses.
YOU'RE NOT WEARING rose-colored glasses. There really are more varieties of ruddy produce appearing around the West, setting side dishes and salads ablaze.
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.
In both cases, people might get gummed up by wearing rose-colored glasses while looking at the outside world and the inside resources.
Just as a person wearing rose-colored glasses sees everything rosy, so the FBI is predisposed to find suspicious facts.
Wright: I hope I don't sound like I'm wearing rose-colored glasses, but sometimes you get an unexpected dividend from the controversy engendered by artists like Eminem.