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addaword.gifdefinition of the glass is half full/half empty

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used to describe a person's tendency to be positive or negative about things (because a glass that is half full of liquid can be looked at in either way)
As far as Jules is concerned, the glass is always half empty. | I'm a glass half full kind of person.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 08/10/2013 09:09:00
Definition of the glass is half full/half empty from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology

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