Pollyanna

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blacknomi

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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.)


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Francois

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blacknomi said:
Stop being a ____! You should face the music.

1. Does ollynanna look at the world through rose-colored glasses?
2. G.I. Joe. (Do tell me who this guy is.)


Thank you.

face the music: accept the consequences of one's actions
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.

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Please don't turn a blind eye on my question. hehe :)

Does Pollynanna look at the world through rose-colored glasses?

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?
One more question: Is Anna an writer? Then, what does 'Polly' here?


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Francois

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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

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blacknomi said:
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.)


Thank you.

1. Yes. Pollyanna is child. Click Here

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.

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