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Daemon
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look (at something) through rose-colored glasses

To assume a generally optimistic and cheerful attitude (toward something); to focus on the positive aspects (of something). Primarily heard in US. More...

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look (at something) through rose-colored glasses — To assume a generally optimistic and cheerful attitude (toward something); to focus on the positive aspects (of something). Primarily heard in US.
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Alternative forms

- rose-coloured glasses (non-US)
- rose-tinted glasses, rose-colored lenses
- rose-coloured spectacles, rose-tinted spectacles (Britain)

Etymology

Phrase appears as early as 1830 according to OED

During the Civil War that took place on the United States' soil, wounded soldiers battling with depression were given them as treatment. The theory was that the wearer would see things under a more positive light.(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Noun
rose-colored glasses pl (plural only)

Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: glasses that are tinted in a pink or rose shade.
(idiomatic) An optimistic perception of something; a positive opinion; seeing something in a positive way, often thinking of it as better than it actually is.

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Emel Rapchan
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look (at something) through rose-colored glasses
- To succeed in marriage is a very tough thing to achieve, but if one is able to look at it through rose-colored glasses, it is pretty possible.
- Even though the world oil market has driven our country into a very harsh oil crisis, by looking the whole picture through rose-colored glasses the business market has increased in numbers of investments leveraging the entire economy.
- I'm not into looking everything in life through rose-colored glasses, but it is a good measure seeing a silver line in some clouds.
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