love goggles

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love goggles (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic, plural only) blindness to criticism or objectivity directed at a person that one is in love with.
    • 2009, Paul T. Backlund, As Long as We Both Shall Give, page 58
      I've heard it put this way; they "wear love goggles." This means that this person you are falling in love with must be Mr. or Miss. Right.
    • 2011, Andrea Syrtash, Cheat On Your Husband (with Your Husband): How to Date Your Spouse, page 11
      When you're several years into your relationship, the love goggles may come off, but they're replaced by new lenses that reveal another, fuller picture of your relationship.
    • 2011, Jennifer Thomas, Moving Forward: A True Inspirational Story of a Teen Mom, page 103
      I had had love goggles on for many years, thinking that I wanted to marry Dennis and be a part of his family.

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