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Rose-colored Glasses

What Does "Rose-colored Glasses" Mean?

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"Rose-colored glasses" is an English idiom. It is a metaphorical expression referring to an optimistic or overly positive perspective on life or a situation, often ignoring negative aspects or potential problems.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "rose-colored glasses" used in a sentence:
  • Even in difficult times, he viewed the world through rose-colored glasses, always finding a silver lining.
  • Wearing rose-colored glasses can lead to unrealistic expectations and disappointment when faced with challenges.
  • She had a habit of seeing only the good in people, a sign that she often wore rose-colored glasses when forming opinions.
meaning for rose-colored glasses

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Rose-colored Glasses" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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