Definition of the glass is half-full (or half-empty) in English:

the glass is half-full (or half-empty)

phrase

  • Used to refer to an optimistic (or pessimistic) outlook on life.

    ‘she remains a person for whom the glass is always half-full, not half-empty’
    ‘I like to think of myself as a glass half-full kind of guy’
    • ‘They can choose the glass is half-empty story, the glass is half-full story or they can write a little of both.’
    • ‘It's possible to disagree over whether the glass is half-full or half-empty for black Americans.’
    • ‘The day is half-over, the week is half-over, the glass is half-full.’
    • ‘On the other hand, there is an argument that the glass is half-full.’
    • ‘I'm curious from the president's point of view whether the glass is half-empty or half-full.’
    • ‘Optimists may say that the glass is half-full, pessimists that the glass is half-empty.’
    • ‘It all depends on whether you believe the glass is half-full or half-empty.’
    • ‘When people ask if the glass is half-empty or half-full, my answer is: both.’