rose-colored glasses

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Phrase appears as early as 1830 according to OED.[1]

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rose-colored glasses pl (plural only)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: glasses that are tinted in a pink or rose shade.
  2. (idiomatic) An optimistic perception of something; a positive opinion; seeing something in a positive way, often thinking of it as better than it actually is.

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  1. ^ "rose-coloured | rose-colored, adj.". OED Online. June 2017. Oxford University Press. http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/167530 (accessed October 02, 2017).