2018年12月18日 星期二

look on the bright side

look on the bright side

-> to find good things in a bad situation:

If you look on the bright side, you try to be cheerful about a bad situation by concentrating on the few good things in it or by thinking about how it could have been even worse. 


I tried to look on the bright side, to be grateful that I was at least healthy. 
Look on the bright side. You still have a job. 

-> be cheerful or hopeful about a bad situation, for example by thinking only of the advantages and not the disadvantages

I know it’s inconvenient to be without a car, but look on the bright side — at least you’ll save money on petrol.

Note: You can also just talk about a bright side of a bad situation. There is a bright side to this depressing situation, at least for one group of people: American tourists. They're getting more for their dollar right now.


To highlight the good in an otherwise bad situation. Looking on the bright side, I'll have plenty of time to start my own business now that I'm unemployed. I know you're disappointed, but you need to look on the bright side. At least you made it to the championship game—that's more than a lot of people can say.


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