Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - glass-half-full




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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - glass-half-full

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty type of person?

Friend 2:  I suppose it depends on the circumstances but I am generally an optimist.

Friend 1:  Then you are a glass-half-full kind of person.

Friend 2:  OK.  What about you?

Friend 1:  I tend to be a glass-half-empty type.

Friend 2:  Then you are a pessimist.

Friend 1:  Yes.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - glass-half-full

Two coworkers are talking ...

Coworker 1:  I hear you're going to lose your job because of the merger.

Coworker 2:  Yes. Isn't that great?

Coworker 1:  Pardon?

Coworker 2:  What an exciting opportunity to go out and find an even more rewarding job.

Coworker 1:  That's a glass-half-full attitude.

Coworker 2:  I usually look on the bright side of things.

glass-half-full - Usage:


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glass-half-full - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for glass-half-full.

glass-half-full - Examples:

1)  However, in a valiant effort to take a glass-half-full approach, we can point out that the increase was smaller than in 2010.

2)  Believe in the best possible outcome. Quite simply, start trying to cultivate a glass-half-full perspective. When reasonable, assume the best possible outcome of events.

3)  Coaching is a job for realists, not glass-half-full, Tony Robbins disciples.

4)  The reasons for this hawkish approach from the bank is that its glass-half-full assessment of the economy hones in on the ongoing mining boom.

5)  Three of them, making the word CAN, are glass-half-full types. They spend their time trying to shake off the negatively minded T.

6)  Well, at least that annoying glass-half-full guy who responds to every loss all season long by saying "It could be worse."

7)  From now on, I am a glass-half-full kind of gal. Think of all the amazing new drinks I can make!

8)  Tyler is a real glass-half-full kind of guy. He always seems to see the potential in people.

9)  The author may want to call it his "glass-half-full column", but I'd call it a "rose-coloured glasses" column.

10)  We need to switch from a negative, glass-half-empty outlook to a glass-half-full and put optimism into practice to be happiest.

11)  But in the weeks before the attack, Welles, normally a glass-half-full kind of guy, had seemed, if not depressed, then certainly restless.

12)  Once you do make it down to Yeongam, even the most glass-half-full fan would have to admit that the scenery is not UNESCO world heritage stuff.

13)  Taking the glass-half-full approach there is much to be celebrated.

14)  I've always been a glass-half-full person and I never see a situation as hopeless.

15)  But she was always upbeat, such a glass-half-full person.

16)  Mary Hanafin, Minister for Social and Family Affairs, was among the glass-half-full contingent.

17)  I stuck with the glass-half-full mentality; with my attitude still positive before the starting signal.

18)  Shopping for an out-of-work Eeyore? Or a glass-half-full Pollyanna? Or some other children's-entertainment metaphor about being unemployed?

19)  I'd say I'm not a glass-half-full sort of guy; I tend to temper my excitement and keep from that extreme.

20)  With his blinding smile and booming business, he is a glass-half-full optimist. I want to believe him.