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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Other 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.
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