a bed of roses

a bed of roses

An easy, comfortable situation. After John complained about his long, tiring day at work, his father turned to him and said, "You didn't think your new job in construction was going to be a bed of roses, did you?"
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a bed of roses

a luxurious situation; an easy life. Who said life would be a bed of roses? If I had a million bucks, I would be in a bed of roses.
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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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a bed of roses

a situation or activity that is comfortable or easy.
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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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American Beauty'' (1999) - There's a memorable fantasy scene of a girl in a bed of roses in this Oscar-winning film.