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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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bed of roses

n. a luxurious situation; an easy life. Who said life would be a bed of roses?
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