glass is half full, the

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glass is half full, the

A person views the situation optimistically or hopefully. For example, Betty was not upset by the last-minute change, since it gave her extra timeshe always sees the glass as half full. The oppositethat is, the pessimistic viewis put as the glass is half empty. Also see bright side.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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