Definition of look on the black side in English:

look on the black side

informal View a situation from a pessimistic angle: I was looking on the black side and thought I would get a sentence of five years
More example sentences
  • We bankers are a conservative lot, we tend to look on the black side.
  • But, notwithstanding my determination to look on the black side of things, life isn't uniformly bad.
  • You shouldn't always look on the black side if you haven't heard from someone for a while though.
See parent entry: black

Definition of look on the black side in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hubris
Pronunciation: ˈhjuːbrɪs
noun
excessive pride or self-confidence