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rose-colored glasses

a cheerful or optimistic view of things, usually without valid basis:
He saw life through rose-colored glasses.
Origin of rose-colored glasses
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Even Veniaminoff, with his rose-colored glasses on, failed to discover virtue or the faintest moral sense among them.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • I put on my rose-colored glasses and took stock of my abode.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • He was forgetting how to laugh, to be buoyant, to see the world through the rose-colored glasses of sanguine youth.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • We speak of rose-colored glasses, and Shakespeare wrote, "All things are yellow to a jaundiced eye."

  • Each wore on the bridge of his long nose a pair of rose-colored glasses.

    They Twinkled Like Jewels Philip Jos Farmer
  • The rose-colored glasses have been broken early, and she is gazing through the murky, cloudy atmosphere of discontent.

    Bohemian Society Lydia Leavitt

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