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life isn't all rainbows and unicorns

Real life does not just consist of innocent, carefree happiness; there is more hardship or suffering in reality than one realizes. I know it's ugly having to see someone you cared about betray you like that, but life isn't all rainbows and unicorns. Friends who aren't parents themselves will have a harder time realizing that life isn't all rainbows and unicorns when you have a new baby in the house.
See also: all, and, life, rainbow, unicorn

rainbows and unicorns

Innocent, carefree happiness. Often used in negative constructions to indicate the opposite. I know it's ugly having to see someone you cared about betray you like that, but life isn't all rainbows and unicorns. We love our daughter to bits, but things aren't all sunshine and rainbows when you're living with a newborn.
See also: and, rainbow, unicorn
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