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bed of roses

a situation of luxurious ease; a highly agreeable position:
Caring for a houseful of active kids is no bed of roses.
Origin of bed of roses
1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bed of roses
  • But then the life of a wolf is no bed of roses either.
  • Life is too a bed of roses, you can tell from all the thorns.
  • At the same time the position of the leaders is by no means a bed of roses.
Slang definitions & phrases for bed of roses

bed of roses

noun phrase

A luxurious situation; a highly agreeable position: his life's a bed of roses

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with bed of roses

bed of roses

A comfortable or luxurious position, as in Taking care of these older patients is no bed of roses . This metaphor, first recorded in 1635, is often used in a negative context, as in the example. Also see bowl of cherries
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