bed of roses


noun

a situation of luxurious ease; a highly agreeable position: Caring for a houseful of active kids is no bed of roses.

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Origin of bed of roses

First recorded in 1800–10
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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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