rose-colored glasses

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Glasses that are tinted in a pink or rose shade.

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  • Phrase appears as early as 1830 according to OED.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'rose-colored glasses':

rose-colored glassesAn optimistic perception of something; a positive opinion; seeing something in a positive way, often thinking of it as better than it actually is.
rose-colored glassesUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: glasses that are tinted in a pink or rose shade.
Rose-Colored GlassesLooking life in a positive manner; seeming something in a desirable and better way; expectations and hopefulness about something
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