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24th March 2017

Look at it this way

We use this expression to ask someone to think about something in a different way.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
Why do you want to start early tomorrow? We'll be tired!
Sure, but look at it this way - if we start early, we can finish early too.
Example 2
He's given us so much homework to do. It's not fair!
Yes, but look at it this way: the more you practise, the more you learn.