come up roses
Turn out extremely well, as in I had my doubts about this project, but now it's coming up roses. [Slang; c. 1960]
come up smelling like roses. Emerge untarnished from a difficult situation, have no stain on one's character, as in He was suspended for a month but still came up smelling like roses. Eric Partridge believed this usage originally was fall into shit and come up smelling like roses, but the vulgar initial phrase is now generally omitted. [Slang; first half of 1900s]
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“I think for trans men who are dating every time they hook up they have another coming out,” Sandler said.
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In that photo, Merabet has a big smile that spreads across his whole face and lights up his eyes.
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In their shelter, Brion and Ulv crouched low and wondered why the attack didn't come.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.
In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.