face the music: accept the consequences of one's actionsOriginally Posted by blacknomi
look at the world through rose-colored glasses: to fail to see problems or their importance;
G.I. Joe: look here. I had some when I was a kid.
Stop being a ____! You should face the music.
1. Does Pollynanna look at the world through rose-colored glasses?
2. G.I. Joe. (Do tell me who this guy is.)
Please don't turn a blind eye on my question. hehe :)
I think both phrases refer to someone who tends to look at the bright side of the things, and he might be miles too optimistic. Right?Does Pollynanna look at the world through rose-colored glasses?
One more question: Is Anna an writer? Then, what does 'Polly' here?
When you turn a blind eye to something, you ignore it, while when you have rose-colored glasses, you fail to see them or think they are unimportant. There's a difference IMO.
For instance, an employer could turn a blind eye to his employees' unhapiness. He ignores it. If he had the rose-colored glasses, he would fail to see that they're unhappy, or would just think it's not their day or something. In the first case, he's being a bastard, and in the second case a fool. In either case he's a natural for management.
Is it any clearer? :D
1. Yes. Pollyanna is child. Click HereOriginally Posted by blacknomi
2. G.I. Joe is an action figure (i.e., a doll for boys). The G.I. stands for government/general issue--a soldier.
Face the music means, deal with reality. Soldiers tend to do that, whereas children tend to create their own reality.
All the best,