rose

1
[ rohz ]
/ roʊz /

noun

adjective

verb (used with object), rosed, ros·ing.

to make rose-colored.
to flush (the face, cheeks, etc.).

Idioms for rose

    come up roses, Informal. to turn out all right; result in success, glory, or profit: Despite setbacks, things should come up roses in the long run.

Origin of rose

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English rōse < Latin rosa; akin to Greek rhódon (see rhododendron)

OTHER WORDS FROM rose

rose·less, adjectiverose·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for come up roses (1 of 3)

rose1
/ (rəʊz) /

noun

verb

(tr) to make rose-coloured; cause to blush or redden

Derived forms of rose

roselike, adjective

Word Origin for rose

Old English, from Latin rosa, probably from Greek rhodon rose

British Dictionary definitions for come up roses (2 of 3)

rose2
/ (rəʊz) /

verb

the past tense of rise

British Dictionary definitions for come up roses (3 of 3)

rosé
/ (ˈrəʊzeɪ) /

noun

any pink wine, made either by removing the skins of red grapes after only a little colour has been extracted or by mixing red and white wines

Word Origin for rosé

C19: from French, literally: pink, from Latin rosa rose 1
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Idioms and Phrases with come up roses (1 of 2)

come up roses

1

Turn out extremely well, as in I had my doubts about this project, but now it's coming up roses. [Slang; c. 1960]

2

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]

Idioms and Phrases with come up roses (2 of 2)

rose

see bed of roses; come up roses; see through rose-colored glasses.

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