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
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. Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with 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