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.

Nearby words

  1. bed linen,
  2. bed load,
  3. bed molding,
  4. bed moulding,
  5. bed of nails,
  6. bed place,
  7. bed rest,
  8. bed stone,
  9. bed table,
  10. bed tea

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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