be no bed of roses

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be no bed of roses

To be a challenging and/or unpleasant situation. Of course that project is no bed of roses—why else would they assign it to a lowly intern like me? Being around my ex-boyfriend is no bed of roses.
See also: bed, of, rose

be no bed of roses

  also not be a bed of roses
if a situation is no bed of roses, it is difficult or unpleasant It's no bed of roses, raising two kids on one salary, that's for sure. Life isn't a bed of roses, you know.
See also: bed, of, rose