bed of roses definition
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
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.