rose-colored glasses

Also found in: Idioms, Wikipedia.

rose′-col`ored glass′es

(used with a pl. v.) a cheerful or optimistic, esp. overly optimistic view of things.
References in periodicals archive ?
We're not going to have rose-colored glasses on and say, 'Hey, we're going to just celebrate this win and everything's great,' as we get ready for Oregon," Wyoming coach Craig Bohl said.
Compare those statistics with the boom time of the late 1970s and early 1980s and even the more recent peak in 2006 (2755 new piston aircraft) and, well, my own rose-colored glasses just aren't up to the task any longer.
La Vie en Rose translates roughly as "life through rose-colored glasses," and it's hard to imagine a better subject for a wordless biography than the effervescent and optimistic Pierre Trudeau.
The risks of positive thinking are seen in 2007's financial difficulties: Rose-colored glasses created a "times will always be good" belief.
Remove the rose-colored glasses before that next big decision or major initiative.
Over the years, I've been accused many times of looking at the world through rose-colored glasses.
As I put on my rose-colored glasses, I hope this restructuring encourages the system at large to coordinate care better, to improve our information systems to share relevant clinical data, and to encourage quality improvement at the practice level so that we move toward improved outcomes for our patient populations.
They look at America's past through rose-colored glasses and want what (in their mind) was.
At the risk of applying rose-colored glasses to reconsider a film that aspired to be nothing more than a lobotomized Three Stooges routine, the original "Dumb and Dumber" possessed a certain je ne sais quoi that distinguished it from its fellow bottom-feeders.
It's somewhat of a tradition to look at American life through rose-colored glasses, and parents have long been on the forefront of this tendency.
It's a kind of whitening of the landscape, an optimistic view of the world, like looking through rose-colored glasses but with white.