rose-colored glasses

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rose′-col`ored glass′es

(used with a pl. v.) a cheerful or optimistic, esp. overly optimistic view of things.
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Through Guidicelli's rose-colored glasses, he envisions his experience as something to be cherished, something about discipline and patriotism and heroism.
A 'must read' for anyone wanting to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes, as well as those interested in the point of view on the part of the defendant, and most especially anyone wearing rose-colored glasses when it comes to our criminal justice system.
It taught Delaney to work hard, to persevere and to refrain from putting on rose-colored glasses.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Kremlin is not apt 'to wearing rose-colored glasses' amid selective statements on the potential easing of anti-Russian sanctions since Washington is still gripped with hostility against Russia, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.
"He could have put on rose-colored glasses, but he told our story authentically.
While I do my best to keep my rose-colored glasses off, I'm so glad that there are so many medical marijuana delivery methods and that innovators in the packaging community are providing their expertise to benefit patients of all ages in this new field of treatment.
"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.
But Daloz does not succumb to the trap of viewing the era through rose-colored glasses. While she chronicles the rise of the movement and its associated excitement, she also details its demise in the lackluster, conforming 1980s, as members adjusted to Ronald Regan in the White House, nuclear family living, nine-to-five jobs, disputes over property ownership, the War on Drugs, the gutting of the EPA, the removal of Jimmy Carter's solar panels, and the repeal of tax credits for home solar installation.
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.--FB
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.