on the bright side

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - on the bright side

"on the bright side"

to consider the positive aspects of a situation while ignoring the negative for the moment


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - on the bright side

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  I failed one of my courses. I'm so worried that I will not graduate when I am supposed to.

Student 2On the bright side, you can take summer courses and still graduate with the rest of us.

Student 1:  I suppose that is the positive outlook.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - on the bright side

Two executives are talking ...

Executive 1:  I just got downsized as a result of the merger.

Executive 2:  So you are out of a job?

Executive 1:  Yes. It's terrible.

Executive 2:  Well, on the bright side, you will have time to pursue your own business.

Executive 1:  True.

on the bright side - Usage:


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on the bright side - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for on the bright side.

on the bright side - Examples:

1)  By your standards I'm a fat blithering blob of goo. On the bright side blood pressure, cholesterol and all that other stuff is fine according to my physical.

2)  A disaster from start to finish. On the bright side, there's nowhere to go but up!

3)  On the bright side, however, employers expect to hire 13% more new grads in 2013 than 2012.

4)  On the bright side, our wages from 2010 and 2011 grew 7.52 percent.

5)  On the bright side, during the downtime I finally discovered what a quality site NCS is.

6)  On the bright side ice balls supposedly don't dilute your equally expensive drink and cool it evenly.

7)  On the bright side, older mid-list authors should expect a nice continuing income stream.

8)  But on the bright side there will always be the struggle against clandestine gold miners in French Guiana.

9)  This truly is the united states of the offended.. but on the bright side, I'm glad that's all some people have to worry about.

10)  On the bright side, you may have a talent for providing statistics for talk radio.

11)  On the bright side living at a stables we do have at least 30 horses to eat.

12)  When will be fairly soon at their current rate of ineptitude. On the bright side though, it would be very easy to turn it all around.

13)  On the bright side, those crying sessions were some of the most intense workouts I ever had.

14)  Well, on the bright side, he will still have his pension and health care.

15)  On the bright side I think they're house trained.

16)  This was not my favorite story. On the bright side, I now have a solid example next time I need to define nauseating.

17)  Hey, on the bright side these reports keep the stock price nice and low.

18)  On the bright side, Worsham said money is becoming less of a deciding factor in elections.

19)  On the bright side, I have seen great teachers inspire students to work harder.

20)  On the bright side, thousands of dollars later in damages, I learned a valuable lesson.