One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be optimistic or cheerful in spite of difficulties.‘‘I expect I shall manage,’ she said, determined to look on the bright side’
- ‘Looking on the bright side, at least this was less of a loss than the corresponding period last year.’
- ‘Even when her young brother died Emily comforted her friend and always kept her looking on the bright side.’
- ‘Hmmm, looking on the bright side: at least it is sunny!’
- ‘With so many good things happening, it is so difficult not to look on the bright side, isn't it?’
- ‘At first, anti-dam activists looked on the bright side.’
- ‘The move might seem like nothing more than a disruption, but the director is looking on the bright side.’
- ‘He was always the one who looked on the bright side, the optimistic one.’
- ‘She was too nice, happy, pleasant, and always looked on the bright side.’
- ‘While many reports characterized the election results as a backlash, the Human Rights Campaign is looking on the bright side.’
- ‘‘Hey, well at least she is moving back,’ Stacey said looking on the bright side.’
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