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rose-colored glasses


  1. a cheerful or optimistic view of things, usually without valid basis:

    He saw life through rose-colored glasses.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rose-colored glasses1

First recorded in 1860–65

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Example Sentences

There are times when we remember our experiences through rose-colored glasses.

So he just genuinely has these rose-colored glasses when it comes to Selina.

Still, “nobody has rose-colored glasses,” she made clear, and the negotiations might even be a precursor to war.

The rose-colored glasses have since come off and the honeymoon phase presumably ended some time ago—but when exactly?

Mort Zuckerman on why Geithner might be reading the trends through rose-colored glasses.

We speak of rose-colored glasses, and Shakespeare wrote, "All things are yellow to a jaundiced eye."

The rose-colored glasses have been broken early, and she is gazing through the murky, cloudy atmosphere of discontent.

Correggio touches the heart in much the same way; he, too, saw the world through rose-colored glasses.

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

The future looked rather gray even through her habitually rose-colored glasses.