Idiom:  rose-colored glasses


Idiom:  rose-colored glasses

  • to see things as better than they really are
  • to see only the positives in a situation (and therefore in a way that is unrealistic)

Example sentences

  • Please take off those rose-colored glasses. It's true that many pop singers cannot sing well but you can't dance or rap and you hate working hard.
  • At first, I saw my husband through rose-colored glasses but after a year I realized he was just selfish and arrogant.
  • Our director tends to see our department through rose-colored glasses but there are some serious problems within our team.
  • Don't you think you might be looking at the sales projections through rose-colored glasses?  We've never earned anything close to this during any of our previous launches.
  • When you're in college it's easy to see your future job prospects through rose-colored glasses?
  • My son saw his future career in law enforcement through rose-colored glasses because of popular television shows but now he's dying to change careers.
  • We always viewed living in a huge house through rose-colored glasses but now that we own one we can only see the financial burden.
  • Most people see the lives of celebrities through rose-colored glasses but loss of privacy is a huge downside.


  • a dream world
  • a rosy picture

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