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see through rose-coloured glasses | rose-colored glasses

This page is about the idiom see through rose-coloured glasses | rose-colored glasses

Meaning

If someone sees things through rose-coloured glasses, they see things as being better than they really are.

For example

  • Tina sees things through rose-coloured glasses, so when things aren't going very well, she won't do anything to improve the situation.

  • If you have the courage and maturity to see things as they really are, you'll no longer need to see things through rose-colored glasses.

Note:
1. "Rose-coloured glasses" is British spelling and "rose-colored glasses" is American spelling. 2. This idiom can also be expressed as "see through rose-tinted glasses" or "see through rose-tinted spectacles".

Quick Quiz

If someone sees through rose-coloured glasses, they don't see

a. the unpleasant side of things

b. the funny side of things

c. the bright side of life
a) the unpleasant side of things b) the funny side of things c) the bright side of life

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Contributor: Matt Errey