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look on the black side

Definition of look on the black side in English:

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
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  • 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.
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