see the glass half full

see the glass half full
see the glass (as) half full to believe that a situation is more good than bad.

I'm an optimist — I see the glass as half full and think we'll come through this difficult time OK.

Usage notes: also used in the form the glass is half full - the situation is seen as good or hopeful:

To some people, the glass is always half full.

Related vocabulary: half a loaf

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