rose-colored glasses

plural noun

: favorably disposed opinions : optimistic eyes
views the world through rose-colored glasses

Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rose-colored glasses was in 1844

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Cite this Entry

“Rose-colored glasses.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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